Africa

Publications

Profiles in Blogging: How Bloggers Around the World Prac...

Blogging, once a trendy new  phenomenon in the early days of the World Wide Web, is now almost two decades old. But bloggers continue to fill information voids in countries where free speech is constricted or forbidden. Some bloggers play the role of citizen journalist, once sco...

South Africa's Media 20 Years After Apartheid

CIMA announces the release of its most recent report, South Africa’s Media 20 Years After Apartheid, by Libby Lloyd, a journalist and researcher on freedom of expression and media policy in South Africa. The report traces how in the post-1994 democratic era South Africa’s new...

Bigger Cities, Smaller Screens: Urbanization, Mobile Pho...

CIMA is pleased to release its latest report, Bigger Cities, Smaller Screens: Urbanization, Mobile Phones, and Digital Media Trends in Africa, by veteran journalism educator and media executive Adam Clayton Powell III. The convergence of African urbanization and technological cha...

Winds From the East: How the People's Republic of China ...

CIMA is pleased to release a new report, Winds From the East: How the People’s Republic of China Seeks to Influence the Media in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The report examines the Chinese government’s efforts to reshape much of the world’s media in its own i...

Support for Independent Media in Liberia’s New Democra...

This report is the result of a roundtable discussion held by CIMA on February 17, 2009. Approximately 75 representatives of the Liberian media, international organizations, media development implementers, and others discussed the current state of the media in Liberia and possibl...