Raising the visibility of international media development and improving its effectiveness are core goals of CIMA.
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Over the last decade, the explosion of government and private data has sparked a revolution in transparency and accountability. From farmers in remote villages getting real-time prices to parents tracking teachers and patients rating medical care, digital technologies and the data they produce are transforming lives in developing countries. But with all this new data comes a challenge for the media development community. “Without media that can make sense of this growing mountain of data, the promise of the transparency revolution is likely to be lost,” as Tara Susman-Peñasays in CIMA’s paper, Understanding Data: Can News Media Rise to the Challenge? News media is often the driving factor in both bringing data to light as well as helping people figure out what it all means. This event will examine how data journalism is transforming work in health, education, agriculture and other sectors of development, drawing on work from Internews in Kenya and the World Bank in countries across the world. Please join CIMA and Internews to examine these and other questions about data journalism and open data.
Please join the Center for International Media Assistance and the Latin America and Caribbean Program at the National Endowment for Democracy for an evening with Catalina Botero. As the outgoing Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Organization of American States, please join us for a talk show style Q&A with Ms. Botero addressing the challenges and opportunities in Latin America. This discussion will be followed by an evening networking reception with light appetizers and drinks.
Please join the Center for International Media Assistance in partnership with LenCD for a live online discussion about raising the profile of media in the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive discussion for both newcomers to the media development field and seasoned professionals will address strategies the international community is using to put media on the development agenda.
Since his reelection, President Rafael Correa has used a series of laws and decrees to constrain criticism and dissent. In June 2013, the National Assembly passed a restrictive communications law that designates the media as a public service subject to government regulation. Political cartoonist Xavier Bonilla was the first victim of this law following the publication of a cartoon that depicted the house raid of journalist Fernando Villavicencio. President Correa called Bonilla, among other things, “an assassin with ink.” Bonilla was forced to publish a correction, and El Universo paid a large fine. Join the Center for International Media Assistance and the Latin America and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy for a discussion on the restrictive nature of the communications law in Ecuador.
This report is the result of a roundtable discussion hosted by CIMA on October 6, 2011.
This report is the result of a roundtable discussion co-hosted by CIMA and Internews Network on September 1, 2011.
This report is the result of a CIMA workshop held on July 7, 2009.