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.

How the propaganda machine stole the Russian election

How the propaganda machine stole the Russian election

Monitoring of media

In the lead-up to Russia’s 2018 presidential elections, an IMS-supported team monitored Russian media’s election reporting. This survey presents the results of the survey showing an imbalanced coverage in favour of President Putin’s government. The survey report was …

Strengthening media and police relations for the safety of journalists and free and fair elections in West Africa

Strengthening media and police relations for the safety of journalists and free and fair elections in West Africa

This report is a joint initiative between IMS and Media Foundation West Africa in cooperation with ECOWAS.

The relationship between the media and security …

The Professional Election Reporter

The Professional Election Reporter

Guidelines for journalists covering elections in Zimbabwe

Written prior to the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe, the purpose of this guideline is to work as a journalistic tool for Zimbabwean journalists to help them acknowledge their role and responsibilities during their coverage of elections and make professional decisions based upon the internationally accepted principles for good and ethical journalism.

Citizen Journalism Guideline on Electoral Reporting in Zimbabwe

Citizen Journalism Guideline on Electoral Reporting in Zimbabwe

The purpose of this guideline is to familiarise citizen journalists with the core issues of election reporting including ethics, safety and security, fake news, hate speech and the broader issues around the electoral system in Zimbabwe. It also has a focus on gender and …

Baseline study on the working conditions of Somali women journalists (Somali version)

Baseline study on the working conditions of Somali women journalists (Somali version)

This baseline study on the working conditions of women in journalism was conducted with the aim of improving understanding of the conditions for female journalists in Somalia via substantive, …

Baseline study on the working conditions of Somali women journalists

Baseline study on the working conditions of Somali women journalists

This baseline study on the working conditions of women in journalism was conducted with the aim of improving understanding of the conditions for female journalists in Somalia via substantive, actionable datasets. The study was initiated by the Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) …

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb

Tension between laws and the judiciary practice

The report takes stock of rights and freedoms in four Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) with the aim of raising broader awareness and engagement and informing advocacy campaigns.

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb (Arabic version)

Freedom of expression in the Maghreb (Arabic version)

Tension between laws and the judiciary practice

The report takes stock of rights and freedoms in four Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) with the aim of raising broader awareness and engagement and informing advocacy campaigns.

A Changing Asian Media

A Changing Asian Media

Assessing challenges and opportunities for evolving media in South and Southeast Asia

Based upon an assessment of the current media environment, the report identifies key needs and challenges for the media, journalists and the general public and suggests interventions that can promote greater accountability, democratic space and areas for information sharing, networking and debate through professional and independent media in the region.

Gender in Myanmar News

Gender in Myanmar News

News content analysis from a gender perspective.

The study is the first to count female and male sources and analyse gender bias in news in Myanmar. The survey includes radio, TV, online and print.