[FoME] US-Medienförderung und Investigativer Journalismus

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Dez 10 10:57:37 CET 2007

Zwei Neuerscheinungen:

1. U.S. Public and Private Funding of Independent Media Development Abroad
Washington, DC: Center for international Media Assistance (CIMA), December 2007, 28 p.
Download: http://www.ned.org/cima/CIMA_US%20Public%20and%20Private%20Funding%20of%20Media%20Development.pdf

"CIMA conducted a survey in May 2007 to learn how much of the overall U.S. public and private giving went to develop independent media around the world. The survey, targeting 140 government and private sector funders and implementers, was not exhaustive, but rahter aimed to provide a snapshot of the sector .... CIMA's survey found that U.S. spending on the independent media sector abroad exceeded $ 142 million in 2006, with government spending accounting for nearly $ 69 million, private funding over $ 60 million, and government-supported nonprofit organizations (the National Endowment for Democracy and the U.S. Institute of Peace) $ 13 million." (page 5).

2. Global Investigative Journalism: Strategies for Support"
Washington, DC: Center for international Media Assistance (CIMA), December 2007, 44 p.
Download: http://www.ned.org/cima/CIMA_Investigative%20Journalism%20Report.pdf

The report examines the worldwide expansion of investigative journalism, with a focus on strategies to help support and sustain it in developing and democratizing countries. Among the report's key findings: Despite its frontline role in fostering public accountability, battling crime and corruption, and raising standards in the news media, investigative reporting receives relatively little in international development aid-and comprises a significant gap in media development funding. The report calls for greater support of  investigative journalism programs overseas, particularly for nonprofit centers and networks.

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