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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...

The Rise of Internet Throttling: A Hidden Threat to Medi...
CIMA Digital Report

An increasing number of governments around the world are forcing internet service providers to slow their services during critical sociopolitical junctures—a practice known as throttling—infringing on citizens’ right to information and freedom of expression. Despite its del...

Building Regional Strategies for Media Development in th...

In response to the complex crisis now facing media in the Middle East and North Africa, defenders of free expression and independent media in the region must increasingly look to cross-border strategies to strengthen independent media in the region. That was the conclusion of 40 ...