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 handbook on reporting terrorism – Kenya

A handbook on reporting terrorism – Kenya

This guidebook is a tool for Kenyan media professionals who are reporting on issues of terrorism and whilst doing so seek to counter violent extremism.

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries – Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries – Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes

The aim of the handbook Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries – Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes is to provide a brief introduction to how a …

Habka wanaagsan ee tebinta doorashada

Habka wanaagsan ee tebinta doorashada

HAGAHA WARFIDIYEENKA EE TEBINTA DOORASHOOYINKA SOOMAALIYA 2016

A journalist must show that he or she is trustworthy and that he or she can be fair and balanced when covering elections.
Read the English language version here

Guidelines for professional election reporting

Guidelines for professional election reporting

A guide for journalists covering the Somalia elections 2016

A journalist must show that he or she is trustworthy and that he or she can be fair and balanced when covering elections. Tips and tricks for covering elections in Somalia.
Read the Somali language version here

Constraints and opportunities – what role for media development in countering violent extremism

Constraints and opportunities – what role for media development in countering violent extremism

Media developers around the world work with institutions, organisations and individuals to ensure reliable and professional information is available to communities …

Threats, lies and censorship: Media in Venezuela

Threats, lies and censorship: Media in Venezuela

Venezuela finds itself in a deep economic, social and political crisis with severe polarization, hyperinflation, serious shortages on food, medicine, water and electricity, and rampant crime.
Discontent with the government has been growing, and on 6 December 2015 the opposition won a parliamentary majority for the first time in …

Amenazas, mentiras y censura: Medios de comunicación en Venezuala

Amenazas, mentiras y censura: Medios de comunicación en Venezuala

Venezuela se encuentra en una profunda crisis económica, social y política con alta polarización, hiperinflación, un serio desabastecimiento de alimentos, medicinas, agua y electricidad, además de crimen desenfrenado.
El descontento con el gobierno ha aumentado; por …

IMS Annual Report 2015 – 2016

IMS Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Read about the results of our support to independent media and access to information in countries affected by armed conflict, authoritarian regimes and political transition.

An assessment of media development in Myanmar

An assessment of media development in Myanmar

Based on UNESCO's Media Development Indicators

This in-depth study of Myanmar’s media landscape based on UNESCO’s media Development Indicators, provides recommendations for crucial next steps in the country’s media reform process

Rebuilding Public Trust – An assessment of the media industry and profession in Sri Lanka

Rebuilding Public Trust – An assessment of the media industry and profession in Sri Lanka

This publication is an assessment of the media environment in Sri Lanka using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an internationally accepted framework …