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.

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.

Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya (Arabic version)

Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya (Arabic version)

This guide examines Libya’s legal framework and looks at the protections available in Libya’s domestic law, which laws can be used to restrict expression, the actions of those regulating the media and possible future constitutional developments

Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

This guide examines Libya’s legal framework and looks at the protections available in Libya’s domestic law, which laws can be used to restrict expression, the actions of those regulating the media and possible future constitutional developments.

Road to influence (Somali version)

Road to influence (Somali version)

A practical tool kit to increase safety for journalists through advocacy in Somalia/Somaliland

This advocacy manual offers insights in how to prepare advocacy strategies through a range of trainings and advisory sessions. The advocacy toolkit has been developed in partnership with Fojo Media Institute and partners. Somali language version.

Road to influence

Road to influence

A practical tool kit to increase safety for journalists through advocacy in Somalia/Somaliland

This advocacy manual offers insights in how to prepare advocacy strategies through a range of trainings and advisory sessions. The advocacy toolkit has been developed in partnership with Fojo Media Institute and partners.

Professional election reporting Somaliland (Somali version)

Professional election reporting Somaliland (Somali version)

Guidelines for journalists covering the Somaliland elections 2017, prepared by the Somali media development programme managed by International Media Support (IMS) and Fojo Media Institute in consultation with Somaliland stakeholders. Somali version

Professional election reporting Somaliland

Professional election reporting Somaliland

Guidelines for journalists covering the Somaliland elections 2017, prepared by the Somali media development programme managed by International Media Support (IMS) and Fojo Media Institute in consultation with Somaliland stakeholders.

Defending Journalism

Defending Journalism

How national mechanisms can protect journalists and address the issue of impunity. A comparative analysis of practices in seven countries

This IMS study provides a mapping and greater understanding of what works – and what does not work when it comes to addressing the safety of journalists. The seven countries in focus are Afghanistan, Columbia, Indonesia, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan

This joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan focuses on Azerbaijan’s compliance with international human rights obligations with respect to freedom of expression, and peaceful assembly and of association.