Africa

Publications

Measuring the Audience: Why It Matters to Independent Ne...

Audience measurements, with their resulting influence on content and commercialization, are essential components of financially viable media and media markets. They help create marketplaces where diverse media can compete in viable niches, offer audience insights and thus increas...

Africa's Media Boom: The Role of International Aid

This year, 2014, marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the symbolic end of the Cold War in 1989. It also marks the anniversary of the beginning of an extraordinary proliferation of media outlets in sub-Saharan Africa, which swept across the continent, freeing Afric...

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...