CIMA commissions research reports on key topics in media development and also publishes reports on some of its events and working groups.

Content Analysis: Can Shared Indicators Improve Monitoring and Evaluation

On March 9, 2012, CIMA organized a working group to discuss approaches to using content analysis within an overall framework for monitoring and evaluation (M&E).  The meeting succeeded in generating a lively discussion on that topic as well as on the viability of creating a shared set of indicators to apply across media development projects.

A Pilot Study for GFMD’s Media Development Toolkit

This toolkit is a joint project of IREX, CIMA, and the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). It is intended to demonstrate a way to use IREX’s Media Sustainability Index methodology to organize a study outline and combine existing data and individual conversations to prepare a structured, in-depth study of a country’s media sector.

Community Radio: Its Impact and Challenges to Its Development

CIMA organized a working group on October 9, 2007 that discussed the issue of community radio development.

Challenges for Independent Media in a Post-Gaddafi Libya

This report is the result of a roundtable discussion hosted by CIMA on October 6, 2011.

The Legal Enabling Environment for Independent Media in Egypt and Tunisia

This report is the result of a roundtable discussion co-hosted by CIMA and Internews Network on September 1, 2011.

The Role of New Media in the 2009 Iranian Elections

This report is the result of a CIMA workshop held on July 7, 2009.