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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.

Monitoring the coverage of Sudan 2010 elections

Monitoring the coverage of Sudan 2010 elections

Media and elections in Sudan

This report presents a comprehensive analysis on media freedom, access, transparency, and the level of diversity in voices within the public domain during the recently concluded Sudan National Elections (April 2010) and leading up to the South Sudan Referendum (January 2011).

Freedom of Expression in Yemen: A critical state of affairs

Freedom of Expression in Yemen: A critical state of affairs

International Partnership for Yemen – Mission report

Report from a joint press freedom mission to Yemen between 7 and 11 November 2010 based on interviews with media professionals, media experts, government and opposition parliamentarians, civil society representatives, legal advisors, and press and communications …

Honduras: Impunidad deja expuestos a los periodistas hondureños

Honduras: Impunidad deja expuestos a los periodistas hondureños

Honduras: Equipo internacional de investigación entrega primer informe a la CIDH

This report, “Honduras: Equipo internacional de investigación entrega primer informe a la CIDH Impunidad deja expuestos a los periodistas hondureños” presents the findings and recommendations of the joint mission to Honduras in August 2010 conducted by IMS, Article 19 and …

IMS Annual Report 2009

IMS Annual Report 2009

2009 has been a year of many challenges and achievements for the staff and partners of IMS. The organisation has provided effective and timely responses in support of local media in over 30 countries worldwide affected by conflict, human insecurity and democratic transition.

Maldives: Freedom of expression and the media, telecommunications and IT sectors

Maldives: Freedom of expression and the media, telecommunications and IT sectors

The Maldivian digital communications environment

On 6 May 2009, International Media Support (IMS) hosted a meeting of key international organisations to look into the application of Freedom of Expres- sion (FoE) principles to Digital …

The media in Kyrgyzstan: A window of opportunity

The media in Kyrgyzstan: A window of opportunity

This report provides a detailed analysis of the situation that developed in Kyrgyzstan between April and May 2010 including some updates on events that took place in Osh following the initial IMS assessment mission in April 2010. While some immediate needs are highlighted, the recommendations are of a mainly medium and …

International Partnership Meeting 2010

International Partnership Meeting 2010

This report provides an overview of the discussions and conclusions from the International Partnership Meeting in New York on 26 January 2010 organised by the Open Society Institute and International Media Support.

New opportunities for environmental and climate change journalism in China

New opportunities for environmental and climate change journalism in China

中国环境和气候变化报道面临的机遇

Fifty years of breakneck industrialisation and economic development have had severe consequences for China’s environment. Chinese media have a central role to play in spreading the “green” …

Election Notebook for Journalists in Ukraine

Election Notebook for Journalists in Ukraine

The Election Notebook for Journalists includes important ethical rules regulating election coverage, provides an overview of the elements which should be in place for the election process to be considered transparent and democratic, provides security considerations and gives tips on assessing and publishing election-related …

International Media Partnerships Meeting 2009

International Media Partnerships Meeting 2009

This report provides an overview of the discussions and findings from the ‘International Partnership Meeting’ held in Copenhagen in September 2009, as well as the best practices and lessons learnt from organisations engaged in Partnerships over the past years.