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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.

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 – UNESCO/IMS

An assessment of media development in Myanmar – UNESCO/IMS

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 …

Rebuilding Public Trust: A media assessment in Sri Lanka – Tamil language version

Rebuilding Public Trust: A media assessment in Sri Lanka – Tamil language version

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

The Reporting Heroes – A study on the conditions of female Afghan journalists

The Reporting Heroes – A study on the conditions of female Afghan journalists

The vast growth of free media in Afghanistan over the past decade has provided employment opportunities for a large number of journalists and other media workers in the country. However, this …

Nepal International Media Partnership

Nepal International Media Partnership

Report of the International Mission to Nepal for Promoting Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

The Nepal International Media Partnership (NIMP) visited Nepal from 19 to 23 April 2015 to assess the media freedom situation in the country.

New dynamics in Myanmar media – 4th conference report

New dynamics in Myanmar media – 4th conference report

The 4th Myanmar media development conference took place from 10 – 11 December 2015 in Yangon. This is a summary of the main discussions at the annual milestone meeting.
The annual conference continues to gather more than 200  national and international media …

Interim Assessment of Media Development in South Sudan

Interim Assessment of Media Development in South Sudan

This assessment provides the first detailed analysis of the media landscape in South Sudan since its independence. It looks at the legal, regulatory and economic frameworks in which the media in South Sudan operates, their democratic potential, education and training …