DW Akademie experts regularly publish research findings, discussion papers, or briefings related to media development. The publications are available here.
#mediadev – media development insight and analysis
How the Internet is governed in the future will shape global communications, development and human rights. The Internet governance guidebook is written for, and by, stakeholders in the Global South. (10.06.2016)
While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are. This DW Akademie study takes a closer look. (25.07.2014)
The DW Akademie publication explores the role media development can play in supporting a free, pluralistic and safe media landscape in conflict zones and fragile states. (13.09.2016)
DW Akademie's publication explores the potential of using digital technologies to advance freedom of expression and access to information. (15.03.2016)
Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the communication needs of the poor, argues scholar Linje Manyozo. (05.10.2016)
The study analyses the transformation process of state media towards public service media (PSM). It looks at individual cases of former government mouthpieces being turned into media that operate on behalf of the people in their country. (07.01.2015)
The publication gives insight into how the top five media freedom rankings are produced, and how media development organizations can use each index to inform their work. (25.10.2016)
The publication presents DW Akademie's suggestion for new indicators to measure media viability around the world. The criteria were developed as an amendment to UNESCO's Media Development Indicators. (11.01.2017)
Many media act as mouthpieces of the powerful and advance polarization in society. This dark side of the media and its interaction with other parts of society is the focus of a new DW Akademie discussion paper. (19.06.2015)
Media and information literacy (MIL) is linked to access to information, free expression and education. A new DW Akademie discussion paper analyzes several MIL projects and the issue of stakeholder involvement. (20.10.2015)
Measuring journalism quality as it relates to media development projects is the focus of this new briefing paper. Using examples, it looks at how content analysis can improve the impact of trainings and consultations. (14.11.2014)
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