Innovation

Publications

“Free Internet” and the Costs to Media Pluralism: Th...
CIMA Digital Report

In many countries, mobile operators have teamed up with social media platforms to offer free access to specific websites or internet services—including news websites. The most well-known of these offerings, Facebook’s Free Basics, has been explicitly pitched as a way to give ...

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups ...
CIMA Digital Report

Civil society groups from the Global South are leading the charge to advocate for an Internet that remains open, pluralistic, and democratic. The nine case studies highlighted in this report demonstrate various ways groups in different countries have successfully fought for polic...

The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management i...

Electromagnetic spectrum—the frequencies on which all voice and data signals are transmitted—has been viewed for decades as a scarce resource and leased to the highest bidder like a piece of valuable real estate. This approach to regulating the use of spectrum, however, is ...

Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engag...

The digital convergence means that how the Internet develops going forward — both in terms of policy and technology — will shape the very environment in which all other media operate. This report makes the case to this community that they can, and must, engage in the decision...