Africa

Publications

How Social Media Taxes Can Burden News Outlets: The Case...
CIMA Digital Report

In July 2018, the government of Uganda implemented a tax on individual users of social media platforms. In the first three months following the introduction of the tax in the country, internet penetration dropped from 47 percent to 35 percent. Given that a significant amount of n...

A Regional Approach to Media Development in West Africa
CIMA Digital Report

West Africa sits at a critical juncture that will determine whether the coming years are spent defending against reversals in media freedom and pluralism, or moving forward toward new and lasting progress. In this context, the Media Foundation for West Africa consulted stakeholde...

Pathways to Media Reform in Sub‑Saharan Africa: Reflec...

In July 2017, a group of 36 experts in media and governance from 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa met in Durban, South Africa, to discuss strategies for confronting the growing challenges to media pluralism in the region. Facilitated by DW Akademie and CIMA, the participants...

Championing Press Freedom: African Journalists Push Back...

As part of its observation of World Press Freedom Day, the Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to release Championing Press Freedom: African Journalists Push Back Against Repression, by veteran media consultant and Africa expert Mary Myers. When many people th...