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.

Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective

Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective

Myanmar audience study 2018

The publication presents the findings from an audience study carried out in May 2018 and provides indications of the media habits of the population of Myanmar as well as people’s understanding of news and information flows. One finding is that there is a widespread preference towards local media as people feel that these media …

Assessment of media’s election coverage in Zimbabwe

Assessment of media’s election coverage in Zimbabwe

Media Monitors monitored mainstream media to assess the nature of election coverage, with a focus on three issues: Fair and balanced coverage of political players, the media’s role in informing the public on electoral processes, and professional and ethical conduct by the …

Audience responses to migration stories: Voices of African migrants

Audience responses to migration stories: Voices of African migrants

Migration is one of the key global challenges of our time. The media’s response to these challenges are crucial to shaping and reflecting public discourses and understandings of migration and migrant experiences.

Renforcer les relations entre police et médias pour la sécurité des journalistes et des élections pacifiques, libres et justes en Afrique de l’Ouest

Renforcer les relations entre police et médias pour la sécurité des journalistes et des élections pacifiques, libres et justes en Afrique de l’Ouest

Ce rapport intitulé « Renforcer les relations entre police et médias pour des élections pacifiques, libres et justes en Afrique de l’Ouest » est une …

Baseline study on election reporting in Zimbabwe’s mainstream media

Baseline study on election reporting in Zimbabwe’s mainstream media

Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe have released a report on election reporting in Zimbabwe, ahead of the 2018 elections scheduled for July 30th. Key findings are that fairness and balanced …

Paving the way for good journalism

Paving the way for good journalism

Annual report 2017-2018

International Media Support’s annual report for 2017-2018 is out! In-depth articles about challenges and opportunities for media – from #metoo to weaponization of information and local media safety solutions with global implications.

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 …