Publications

We publish material such as media sector assessments, handbooks on journalism, and briefing papers on topical issues related to media to promote freedom of expression and to help develop free and professional media worldwide.

Report on the 3rd Conference for Media Development in Myanmar, September 2014

Report on the 3rd Conference for Media Development in Myanmar, September 2014

This report presents a summary of the inspiring presentations and recommendations for pushing forward media development in Myanmar that were presented at the 3rd Conference for Media …

Briefing note series: Freedom of expression

Briefing note series: Freedom of expression

This series of Briefing Notes is designed to give readers an understanding of the key international legal standards that apply in the context of freedom of expression.

From crisis to transition: Media in Burkina Faso

From crisis to transition: Media in Burkina Faso

This briefing paper presents the findings and recommendations following from an investigation into the state of the media sector in Burkina Faso in light of the crisis sparked by political unrest in October and November 2014.

Conflict Sensitive Journalism: Special Edition Myanmar

Conflict Sensitive Journalism: Special Edition Myanmar

This handbook is designed to serve as a practical, everyday guide for Myanmar journalists covering conflict.

Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq: Humanitarian information needs of Syrian refugees

Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq: Humanitarian information needs of Syrian refugees

This assessment report provides an overview of the information and communications needs among Syrian camp and non-camp refugees in and around the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish Region of …

Republique Centrafricaine: Pour un journalisme sensible au conflits

Republique Centrafricaine: Pour un journalisme sensible au conflits

Conflict sensitive journalism (CSJ) empowers journalists to report conflicts professionally without feeding the flames. This special edition of IMS’ Conflict Sensitive Journalism series is a handbook in French for journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR).

IMS Annual Report 2013

IMS Annual Report 2013

This annual report provides an overview of the work IMS and our partners have carried out in 2013 to enable media to contribute towards peace, stability and democratic development around the world.

Toward a media regulatory reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Essays

Toward a media regulatory reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Essays

After three years of political transitions, media across the Middle East and North Africa are still left with the immense challenge of reforming past institutions, laws, and minds. But what …

The Central African Republic: Media in a complex emergency

The Central African Republic: Media in a complex emergency

Media in the Central African Republic is faced with severe challenges in covering the developments of the country’s unfolding unrest. Security issues make it impossible for journalists to move around, and some have been targeted as a result of their reporting.

IMS brochure

IMS brochure

The IMS 2013 brochure provides a quick overview of the kind of work we do, who we are, and the approaches we take to supporting media around the world.