Category Archives: Center for International Media Assistance

‘Rogue actors’ making digital technology incompatible with democracy

     

  The internet is the technology paradox writ more monstrous than ever. It’s a nonpareil tool for learning, roving and constructive community-building. But it’s unrivaled, too, in the spread of… Read more »

How to reclaim the internet for democracy

     

How are various groups working to ensure that the internet remains an open platform for democratic engagement? What are the biggest challenges they face? What can be done to support… Read more »

‘Democracy deferred’ in Azerbaijan: Journalism is not a crime

     

  A new documentary film – “Courage – Journalism is not a crime” by celebrated Danish director Tom Heinemann. – premiered on the 25th anniversary of the World Press Freedom… Read more »

Muzzled Media: ‘perfect storm’ threatens press freedom

     

Independent media are facing a “perfect storm” of challenges, from capture by oligarchs to the emergence of “post-truth” politics, says Mark Nelson, director of the Center for International Media Assistance… Read more »

EU counter-disinformation efforts ‘in disarray’?

     

Having squandered solidarity in the Skripal case, the EU is fighting Russian propaganda at the same time as its experts fight among themselves about how, Deutsche Welle reports: Jakub Janda,… Read more »

Pathways to Media Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

     

….is the subject of the latest report from the National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance. Herman Wasserman and Nicholas Benequista lay out a vision for how the… Read more »

Media capture: how toxic mix of money and power undermines journalism

     

    What kind of media, political parties and politicians do we need to re-connect with citizens? political scientist Georgios Kolliarakis and Open Democracy’s Rosemary Bechler ask. Is the problem… Read more »

Kurdish vote reflects Middle East’s ‘existential quandary’

     

  Turkey threatened potentially crippling restrictions on oil trading with Iraqi Kurds on Thursday after they backed independence from Baghdad in a referendum that has alarmed Ankara as it faces… Read more »

China’s OBOR raising unease about Pakistan’s fragile democracy

     

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before… Read more »