What's Happening in Media Development

CIMA strives to remain tapped into the media development community and keep up to date on new efforts and developments. In addition to our daily media news, the Center collects stories on important developments within the media development sector. From time to time, CIMA staff will post their thoughts and analysis of the sector in this section as well.

  • Blogging for Political and Social Change

    As Secretary Clinton returns from Africa, here in Washington D.C. the State Department has been hosting some of the world's best known and most influential bloggers, including several headliners from Africa. The bloggers are part of a larger international group of online journalists and activists from Egypt, Tunisia, Uganda, Bahrain, Burma, China and at least a dozen other countries.

  • Iraqi Journalists Struggle for Press Freedoms

    Protests against the government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki in many of Iraq’s big cities have been suppressed, as have the media attempting to cover them. Journalists in Iraq today are facing tactics reminiscent of the Saddam Hussein era says Sherry Ricchiardi.

  • Washington Declaration Adopted by Participants of the 2011 World Press Freedom Day Events

    On May 3, 2011, the Washington Declaration was adopted by the participants of UNESCO's 2011 World Press Freedom Day event, organized by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy, IREX, the United Nations Foundation, and the U.S. Department of State. The Declaration commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration, which emphasized the importance of freedom of expression.

  • World Press Freedom Day 2011 Videos Now Online

    The United States hosted UNESCO's official proceedings of World Press Freedom Day 2011 for the first time May 1-3, 2011. CIMA was proud to be part of the executive committee that planned the celebration of the fundamental principles of press freedom. You may view the videos from the conference here.