The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in Washington D.C has announced the release of its latest report, Working in Concert: Coordination and Collaboration in International Media Development, written by Walter Dean; a veteran broadcast journalist, news director and an international journalism trainer.
Announcing the release of the report, Ms Marguerite Sullivan, CIMA’S Senior Director at the National Endowment for Democracy, noted that: “Over the last two decades, as the international media development field has grown, one goal has remained elusive: a culture of coordination and collaboration among those in the media development community.”
Ms Sullivan said: “Coordination and cooperation continues at the international level to be a search for common ground between those who view the media primarily as a tool to project national or organizational interests and those who believe embedding a journalistic process – verification, independence, comprehensiveness, and monitoring power – should be the foremost goal of media development.”
She explained that the report examines “how fundamental changes in the development marketplace and a revolution in communication caused by digital technologies have created a moment – whether of opportunity or necessity – to address this issue.”
The 30-page report traces efforts to improve cooperation among donors and implementers in media development and examines the obstacles to such collaboration.
“Working in Concert: Coordination and Collaboration in International Media Development” is available for download at: http://cima.ned.org/publications/working-concert-coordination-and-collaboration-international-media-development?utm_source=Report+Release%3A+Working+in+Concert%3A+Coordination+and+Collaboration+&utm_campaign=Ownership&utm_medium=email