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.
This report reviews how the digital and social media revolution of the past decade has transformed the style and contents of media development projects around the world. It shares the views of a range of practitioners and expert observers both on the successes of this evolution and on the concerns it raises for the media development community.
In cooperation with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, CIMA is pleased to announce the release of the fourth in a series of reports addressing the global spread and growing threat of "soft" censorship-the use by governments of their financial power to pressure news media.
Worldwide, data in digital form is being produced at a dizzying pace, not only by governments, academic institutions, and private enterprises gathering it for their own uses but also as a by-product of millions of routine interactions on computers, cellphones, GPS devices, and other digital tools. Data is rapidly exploding in quantities far vaster than the capacity of civil society, commercial entities, and individual citizens to make sense of it.