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Windows of Opportunity: Media Reform During Political Openings
Windows of Opportunity: Media Reform During Political Openings Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST featuring Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Peterson, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State and a conversation with Antonina Cherevko, Media lawyer and international development expert Saloua Ghazouani Oueslati, Regional Director, Tunisia & MENA, Article 19 Tarik […]
'Alternative Means': How Civil Society in Southern Africa Can Combat Impunity
Most killers of journalists walk free. The statistics are staggering: worldwide, almost nine out of 10 cases of journalist killings are met with impunity. To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists and the tenth anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of […]
Rebalancing the Relationship Between Big Tech and News Media
As the global journalism industry struggles to adapt to shrinking revenue brought on by the failure of traditional business models, Big Tech companies continue to dominate the digital advertising market. This uneven playing field has led policymakers in the US, EU, and Australia to attempt to rebalance the relationship between Big Tech and news organizations—but […]
Media Reform amid Political Upheaval: Lessons from Burma, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Ukraine
Reforming the media sector is central to ensuring the success of a democratization effort. Yet, the path to progress is not straightforward—reform efforts can easily stall, and media advocates face strong headwinds as they contend with entrenched political and business interests. By examining past and current political openings—Burma, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Ukraine—this report explores […]
Long-Term Investments Pay Dividends in Ukraine
This report, part of the Center for International Media Assistance’s “Media Reform amid Political Upheaval” series, highlights the ways that media support to Ukraine has been exemplary. Donor support for a broad-based, bottom-up media sector reform effort was essential to the progress made in the years following the 2014 Euromaidan protests. That reform coalition, however, […]
Media Reform in Tunisia: A Volatile Process
By focusing on the period of media reform ushered in during Tunisia’s transition to democracy, this brief, part of CIMA’s “Media Reform amid Political Upheaval” series, examines how civil society advocates, government reformers, journalists, and media experts worked together to build broad-based demand and support for independent journalism, and analyzes the role of international media […]
Sudan’s Brief, Fragile Reform Window (2019–2021)
This report, part of the Center for International Media Assistance’s “Media Reform amid Political Upheaval” series, reviews Sudan’s media climate and examines the role of Sudan’s government, media, foreign donors, and international media assistance actors in attempting to foster change in a country that is among the most inhospitable environments in the world for independent […]
Media Reform during Ethiopia’s Political Transition
This briefing, part of the Center for International Media Assistance’s “Media Reform amid Political Upheaval” series outlines the media reform process in Ethiopia since 2018, and examines the role of media assistance to advance the work of local advocates.
Media Assistance in Burma’s Reform Decade
This report, part of the Center for International Media Assistance’s “Media Reform amid Political Upheaval” project, highlights the resiliency and impact of the extensive projects that media assistance actors and donors took in advance of Burma’s 2010 opening. It also serves as a case study in the dangers of supporting captured institutions, such as Burmese […]