CIMA
GFMD IMPACT analysis of related projects and initiatives - Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). (Last updated by Tom Law - March 1, 2021)
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CIMA

Project design

Goals & aims

We strive to build a foundation of knowledge for media development donors, implementers, and civil society actors on best practices and solutions for improving media systems. CIMA focuses on four cross-cutting issue areas in media development: effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and funding. Together, they encompass efforts to improve the capacity and quality of the media sector.

Governance structure

CIMA is an initiative of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Partners

CIMA works with a broad range of funders, media development and journalism support groups, including many GFMD members. CIMA is a member of GFMD and IAMRC. IAMRC are a partner of GFMD.

Audience

Policymakers, funders, researchers and media development practitioners.

Geographic focus

  • CIMA's regional consultations have been held in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa.
  • CIMA's publications focus on the Global South.

Languages

English

Thematic focus

Tracking media development donor support

Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) tracks the latest developments in international donor support to journalism and media development
CIMA’s Publications focus on four cross-cutting issue areas in media development: effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and funding. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is dedicated to improving U.S. efforts to promote independent media in developing countries around the world. CIMA conducts research. produces written analysis, convenes experts, and develops networks of thought leaders. Some of their featured resources include:
  • Confronting the Crisis in Independent Media: A Role for International Assistance (link)
  • Defending Independent Media: A Comprehensive Analysis of Aid Flows (link)
  • Tracking media development donor support: An update on 2016 funding levels (link)
International donors, both public and private, play an essential role in media development worldwide. In order to better understand the work donors are facilitating around the world the Center for International Media Assistance surveyed these organisations. In each profile you will learn about the organization’s background, its current thematic priorities, details about funding, and in most cases a couple of examples that illustrate the types of media development projects they fund.
Tracking donor efforts to support media development is fundamental to assessing whether enough resources are being directed at these efforts and whether those resources are being channelled to the areas of most pressing need.

Main activities

  • Conducting research
  • Producing written analysis
  • Convening experts
  • Developing networks of thought leaders

RELEVANT RESOURCES

Putting Research to Work: Scholars and Practitioners Discuss Greater Collaboration (2016)

CIMA - Paul Rothman

Putting Research to Work: Scholars and Practitioners Discuss Greater Collaboration
Center for International Media Assistance
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Disclosure

GFMD receives support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
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