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.
Media in Mali divided by conflict (EN/FR)
The events of 2012 have left a deep information gap between the north and the south of Mali. The country was once perceived to have one of the most liberal media environments in the region, but the conflict has stalled the positive developments taking place in the area of press freedom and freedom of expression.
Conference on Media Development in Myanmar 2012
This report summarises the presentations and recommendations made at the 2012 Conference on Media Development in Myanmar organised by the Myanmar Ministry of Information and Culture and UNESCO in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS) and Canal France International.
IMS Annual Report 2011
The IMS Annual Report 2011 provides an overview of our work across five continents in a year of whirlwind developments for the media. 2011 was a year marked by whirlwind developments in the world of media with new opportunities to widen the space for press freedom in the Arab World, Myanmar and South Sudan and a continued expansion of IMS’ work around the world.
No Justice for Journalists in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia
Impunity and Killings of Journalists Go Hand in Hand
Over the past 10 years, disappearances and killings of journalists in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have been met with an inadequate response from these governments. The result in all three states has been the emergence of a climate of impunity, violations of journalists‟
Safeguarding media rights and ending impunity in Nepal
International fact-finding and advocacy media mission to Nepal
The overall objective of the IMM visit in February 2012 was to advocate in- ternational best practices on press freedom, Freedom of Expression (FoE) and Right to Information (RTI) among key policy makers working on the constitution and to assess the capacity and situation
Analysis of Constitutional Guarantees in Myanmar
Analysis of the Guarantees of Freedom of Expression in the 2008 Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
When it was first introduced in 2008, the new Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was deemed to be a great improvement over the previous constitution. An important part of this was the more robust guarantees it included for human rights. And an important part of the latter was its relatively strong guarantees
Training Needs for South Sudanese Journalists
The report defines the long term training needs within the South Sudanese media sector. The primary objective of the report is to provide a basis for AMDISS future mid-career-trainings and curriculum for basic journalism trainings. The document is based primarily on findings from a “Training Needs Assessment Workshop” at
Zimbabwe: Mapping with mobiles
Lessons learnt from the use of smartphones for fast humanitarian surveys in Zimbabwe
Mobile telephony has long been praised for its ability to connect people to friends and families in even the poorest parts of the world. What is less appreciated is that mobile communication technology can also be utilised to create links between populations and authorities that are supposed to assist them.
International Fact Finding and Advocacy Mission to Nepal: 23-27 February 2012
Analysis of Constitutional Proposals on Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom and the Right to Information
Since 2007, Nepal has been governed under an interim constitution which is currently being revised. To ensure a sound legal environment for the country’s media in the future, a group of
Conflict Sensitive Journalism: Moving Towards a Holistic Framework
“Conflict sensitive journalism: Moving towards a holistic framework” is a background paper produced for the conference on Conflict Sensitive Journalism in Nairobi, 3 – 4 february 2011. The paper seeks to provide insight and inspiration for an update of the IMS Conflict