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.

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.

Journalism in Afghanistan: Current and post-2014 threats and journalist safety mechanisms

Journalism in Afghanistan: Current and post-2014 threats and journalist safety mechanisms

This report seeks to provide an immediate overview of the current insecure media environment in which Afghan journalists work and the threat scenario potentially …

2nd Myanmar Media Development Conference 2013

2nd Myanmar Media Development Conference 2013

The 2nd Conference on Media Development in Myanmar took place from May 20-21 2013 in Yangon. With over 300 participants, the conference marked another significant milestone in Myanmar’s media reform process. This report is a summary of the presentations held at the conference.

Authoritarianism and Media in Algeria

Authoritarianism and Media in Algeria

This report addresses the question of whether the initiative to reform the Algerian audio-visual media sector has the potential to influence the enduring authoritarian governance in Algeria.

IMS Annual Report 2012

IMS Annual Report 2012

In recognition of the dangers media workers face around the world, the IMS Annual Report 2012 not only provides an overview of IMS’ impact in media development across the world, but also looks at how IMS works with the safety of journalists in a chapter dedicated to this theme.