In an effort to provide well-rounded, in-depth analysis on media development issues in the headlines, or to draw attention to particular issues in the lead-up to major events, we organize content into Rethinking #MediaDev campaign pages. The campaigns are compilations of publications, events, blog posts and other relevant content to provide a comprehensive overview of a given topic from CIMA's perspective.
Media is a political issue. Now more than ever, the media development community needs to engage politically to effect change in the enabling environment for free and independent media. And yet, the enabling environment for media is an often undervalued facet of media development. In the coming months, we will focus on this topic in writing and in practice and this page will serve as a hub of relevant information on the topic.
In advance of the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS2015) and in partnership with Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), CIMA released Watching the Watchdogs: Media in the Age of Cyber Surveillance. To further explore the topic, CIMA and Radio Netherlands Worldwide jointly produced a series of personal stories from journalists about the impact of cyber surveillance on their work.