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Youth and the News in Five Charts
CIMA Digital Report

In the rapidly changing news ecosystems of emerging economies, news outlets are struggling to remain relevant and build loyal relationships with youth audiences (18 to 35 years old). As youth populations continue to grow in low-and-middle income countries, it is critical for inde...

The Wisdom of the Crowd: Promoting Media Development thr...

An innovative new set of citizen engagement practices—collectively known as deliberative democracy—offer important lessons that, when applied to the media development efforts, can help improve media assistance efforts and strengthen independent media environments around the w...

Are Punchlines the New Front Lines of Media Development?
CIMA Digital Report

Satirical comedy is uniquely effective in its ability to bolster media development objectives. Through its ability to attract audiences and provide news commentary in an entertaining way, it can be used as an important tool to promote freedom of expression, foster accountability ...

Local Radio Stations in Africa: Sustainability or Pragma...

Despite the explosion of digital news outlets globally, millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa continue to rely on radio as the most accessible independent news source. However, radio stations across continent are facing unprecedented threats to their sustainability due to weak...