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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.

Yemen: Media in turmoil

Yemen: Media in turmoil

An assessment of the media sector in Yemen

In light of the recent instability and the unpredictability of the situation in Yemen, International Media Support (IMS) carried out a mission to the coun- try in December 2011. The aim of the mission was to assess the overall situation of Yemeni media and their needs and challenges in the period ahead. This report presents the findings of the IMS media assessment mission to Yemen.

Myanmar: Change is in the air

Myanmar: Change is in the air

An assessment of media development challenges and opportunities in Myanmar

This report presents the findings of a media environment assessment in Myanmar within the context of the present socio-political and economic developments in the country and its emerging media landscape.

International Partnership Mission on Press Freedom to Hungary

International Partnership Mission on Press Freedom to Hungary

In the light of intense concern and speculation over the future of press freedom in Hungary and deep uncertainties within the country’s media professional community over the impact of media laws adopted in 2010 an international partnership mission of leading press freedom …

Bhutan Media Development Assessment

Bhutan Media Development Assessment

The Media Development Assessment 2010 is an evaluation of the rapidly changing media climate in Bhutan. The study, based on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) media development indicators (MDIs), is the first of its kind to be conducted in the country.

Humanitarian communication needs assessment in Dadaab, Kenya

Humanitarian communication needs assessment in Dadaab, Kenya

Humanitarian communications and information needs assessment among refugees in the camps: Findings, analysis & recommendations

This humanitarian communication needs assessment is aimed at understanding the information needs of refugees in Dadaab and exploring ways to improve the communication flow between refugees, aid agencies, and host communities. This is part of a global effort to increase …

17 February Revolution: Media in north-eastern Libya

17 February Revolution: Media in north-eastern Libya

A report on the media situation in north-eastern Libya, compiled on the basis of two IMS visits to Libya in May and June 2011. After the revolution the now unrestriced media in this part of the country is booming, and media experts from IMS visited Libya to examine a …

Media development in Tunisia

Media development in Tunisia

Findings of IMS/AMARC Community Media Assessment

In January 2011, the people of Tunisia were the first in a number of countries in the Arab region to push through a regime change where former president Ben Ali was forced to step down. In its wake followed a newfound freedom of expression and a widened space for media outlets to work independently.

Southern Sudan referendum 2011

Southern Sudan referendum 2011

Monitoring of media coverage

The Sudan Media and Elections Consortium (SMEC) was established in January 2010 to implement a project on media and elections in Sudan. Following the successful completion and reporting on the media coverage of the April 2010 elections, the SMEC was once more contracted to undertake a number of media related activities in relation to the Southern Sudan Referendum of January 2011.

IMS Annual Report 2010

IMS Annual Report 2010

The IMS Annual Report 2010 provides an overview of IMS’ work in media development across five continents and highlights advances in investigative journalism, media law reform and international partnerships.

Climate-change journalism in China

Climate-change journalism in China

Opportunities for international cooperation

How do Chinese journalists cover climate-change stories – and what opportunities for international cooperation in the field of climate-change reporting exist for funders, NGOs and governments? These are the two related questions that this report attempts to address.