CIMA Resources

In addition to our regular publications, events, and our blog, CIMA offers a number of other resources that will be useful to anyone interested in media development issues. If you would like to see any additions to our set of resources, please feel free to contact us at

Media Development Organizations

There is a wide variety of organizations active in the international media assistance field. This list is organized by organizations’ primary roles in the media development field. Most of the descriptions are drawn directly from the organizations themselves.

Donor Profiles

International donors, both public and private, play an essential role in media development worldwide. In order to better understand the work donors are facilitating around the world the Center for International Media Assistance, with support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), surveyed these organizations.

Internet Governance

While at first blush discussions about digital regulation, technical protocols, and infrastructure may seem distant from the concerns of news media, in fact, they ultimately have a direct impact on who is able to access the internet and how that information flows on the global network.

Media Capture

Media capture is a form of governance failure that occurs when the news media advance the commercial or political concerns of state and/or non-state special interest groups controlling the media industry instead of holding those groups accountable and reporting in the public interest.

Journalism Ethics

Journalism ethics comprise standards and codes of conduct journalists and journalistic organizations aspire to follow. Principles of ethical journalism vary from place to place and context to context. However, standards typically include accuracy, objectivity, transparency, accountability, comprehensiveness, fairness, and diversity. The ability of journalists to adhere to ethical norms depends heavily on a constellation of often competing interests and forces they cannot control, including government interference, economic realities and technical limitations.