Most of CIMA's reports are research reports. When we notice a topic relevant to the field of media assistance that needs further exploration, CIMA commissions an expert on that topic to research and write the report.
The Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to release Media Literacy 2.0: A Sampling of Programs Around the World, a brief update of a trio of reports about media literacy published by CIMA in 2009. The paper revisits some of the questions that this area of media development is raising and offers a snapshot of the current state of media literacy programs.
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World
The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World provides a survey of this phenomenon and its recent evolution as it pertains to the news media sector, though similar dynamics also affect the film, literature, and performing arts industries. Specifically, this report focuses on six types of media outlets based outside mainland China that together reach news consumers in dozens of countries: major international media; local outlets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; mainstream media in Hong Kong and Taiwan; exile Chinese outlets providing uncensored news to people in China; and media serving Chinese diaspora communities around the world.
To most Americans there are few more fundamental rights than freedom of expression. The ability of individuals to openly speak their minds is a core principle not only of American journalism, but American democracy. Even when speech is insulting or disrespectful to others–speech that might run afoul of hate speech laws throughout Western Europe or be banned outright in much of the rest of the world–it is generally permitted in the United States. But the rise of the Internet and the instantaneous global communications it enables have raised a host of new questions about how to handle hate speech and other potentially offensive speech when it can be seen by audiences in other countries that do not share those values.