Tag: cima

Disinformation: Facebook uncovers new active influence operation

     

Facebook said Tuesday that it had discovered a sophisticated coordinated disinformation operation on its platform involving 32 false pages and profiles engaging in divisive messaging ahead of the U.S. midterm… Read more »

Supporting the Fourth Estate: What’s Been Done to Bolster Independent Media?

     

The world has reached a tipping point in the state of vibrant news media. Press freedom has fallen to its lowest point in over a decade, while the media system… Read more »

‘Disinformation Wars: Western democracies ill-prepared for coming wave of ‘deep fakes’

     

  Western democracies are ill-prepared for the coming wave of “deep fakes” that artificial intelligence could unleash, according to Chris Meserole, a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle… 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 »

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 »

The Power and the Story: media’s claims on democratic legitimacy

     

  Journalism is in a delicate state in the world. The time at the turn of the century when it seemed to be secure in freedom, is gone. As June… Read more »

‘A sickness beyond borders’ – understanding and combatting media capture

     

Recent developments in South Africa have highlighted how state capture has emerged as an increasingly dangerous threat to democratic governance and to prospects for democratic transition. According to a definition… Read more »

The civic media crisis: what can be done?

     

The media, civil society, and democracy are under unprecedented duress around the world. It is important to see these phenomena as interconnected—to understand that the decline of the civic media… Read more »