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Typical efforts to develop independent media development include: A system of regulation conducive to freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity of the media Plurality and diversity of media, a level economic playing field and transparency of ownership Media as a platform for democratic discourse Professional capacity building and supporting institutions that underpins freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity Infrastructural capacity is sufficient to support independent and pluralistic media The indicators were used for a pilot international survey in in which 28 countries participated, focused on regulation and supply.
The MSI is one of the most important indices "to assess how media systems change over time and across borders.
The five objectives are: Journalism meets professional standards of quality. Multiple news sources provide citizens with reliable, objective news. Media are well-managed enterprises, allowing editorial independence.
Supporting institutions function in the professional interests of independent media". Support for "Media development" refers to efforts to directly improve the media in a society through the means mentioned above. Media for Development has been applied to education, healthcare, business, disaster relief, corruption, minority empowerment, and local community engagement, among other development goals.
Media development organizations[ edit ] While development of the media sector is a common activity of many development organizations, there are a small number that engage in direct media development as their primary purpose.
United States-based groups involved in direct media development[ edit ] Institute for War and Peace Reporting[ edit ] Main article: IWPR supports local reporters, citizen journalists and civil society activists in countries in conflict, crisis and transition around the world.
It trains, mentors and provides platforms for professional and citizen reporters; builds up the institutional capacity of media and civic groups; and works with partners to remove barriers to free expression, robust public debate and citizen engagement.
Internews Internews is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.
Internews has worked in over 70 countries and trained over 80, people in media skills. Together with local partners, Internews activities include establishing and supporting media outlets, journalist associations, and broadcast networks. Formed inInternews Network is a c 3 organization headquartered in California.
Sincethe International Center for Journalists has worked directly with more than 55, journalists from countries. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to reporters and media managers around the globe.
IREX designs education programs and provides consulting that support lifelong learning. Programs focus on primary and secondary levels, through higher education, and continuing into professional training.
Media Development Investment Fund Media Development Investment Fund MDIFformerly Media Development Loan Fund, is a New York-registered c 3 nonprofit corporation and mission-driven investment fund that provides low-cost financing to independent news outlets in countries with a history of media oppression.
Through low-cost capital mainly loansbusiness training and other advice and support, it aims to help news outlets committed to responsible journalism become commercially sustainable, believing that only financially independent news media can stay editorially independent over the long term.
InMDIF spun off CAMP as an independent organization, Sourcefabricwhose mission is to provide independent media outlets with the open source software, tools and support they need to produce the news.
American government organizations involved in media development[ edit ] The U. Agency for International Development is the largest single U.
The bureau has two full-time media experts on staff who are consulted on media projects around the world. Other State Department bureaus, such as the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, also support international media work.
MCC has incorporated media development in at least five of the countries: Malawi, Moldova, Niger, Tanzania, and Ukraine. CIMA works to improve the development of independent media worldwide while working to strengthen the support for such development.The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a state corporation under the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Youth Affairs.
It was gazetted on 8th December and then transformed into a State Corporation on 11th May Page contents Why media development matters Supporting independent news media Professionalising journalism Media literacy Lessons learned in media assistance Monitoring and evaluating media development Gender and media development Further resources Why media development matters The media can be a powerful force for .
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