IMS Annual Report 2008

In 2008 IMS initiated a row of new activities with partners. These included programmes to stimulate investigative and environmental reporting in China and West Africa. Renewed and increased funding was also secured for programmes in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Iraq, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

IMS also developed a new strategy for networked communication environments. In the beginning of the year, the Media and Democracy Programme was reviewed, followed later in the year with a review of the Media and Conflict Programme. At the end of 2008, an external review of the Media Cooperation Programme with the Arab World and Iran (MCP) under the Media and Dialogue Programme was set in motion. The overall conclusions of the reviews were all positive.