CIMA announces the release of its latest report, Working in Concert: Coordination and Collaboration in International Media Development, by Walter Dean, a veteran broadcast journalist and news director and an international journalism trainer. Over the last two decades, as the international media development field has grown, one goal has remained elusive: a culture of coordination and collaboration among those in the media development community. Coordination and cooperation continues at the international level to be a search for common ground between those who view the media primarily as a tool to project national or organizational interests and those who believe embedding a journalistic process–verification, independence, comprehensiveness, and monitoring power–should be the foremost goal of media development. This report examines how fundamental changes in the development marketplace and a revolution in communication caused by digital technologies have created a moment–whether of opportunity or necessity–to address this issue.
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