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We work to support good governance through strong, independent, and professional news media

The IMDA team of seasoned media development experts works in all parts of the world to help develop and strengthen sustainable, pluralistic, professional and independent news media.


Our areas of expertise and professional services include:

  • Improving financial sustainability for media businesses

  • Strengthening the legal environment for independent media

  • Implementing Access To Information laws & systems

  • Protecting journalists from threats and harassment

  • Training programs for investigative journalists and beat journalism training in areas including public health, the environment, business and finance, election reporting, gender

  • Input into journalism education curricula

  • Gender and media – in the newsroom and in news coverage

  • Media literacy and public education on press freedom

  • Mobile technology tools for journalism and public information

  • Monitoring and evaluation of media projects

  • Social media techniques and strategies

  • Promoting good governance & transparency through free media and public access to information

  • Social media techniques and strategies

  • Organizational/training/advisory services for media groups

  • Media development project design and/or implementation, including risk assessment mitigation for independent media projects

  • Public information policies and press office organization

  • Research, writing and advocacy for policy change recommendations on media development topics

  • Safety training programs for newsrooms and correspondents

  • Support for Open Government initiatives, including capacity building in information offices and public disclosure systems

  • Business and ethics training for media owners and managers

  • Training and support for journalists covering armed conflicts


IMDA partners have lived and worked in all regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East 


Specific services we are equipped to provide include:

  • Professional coaching, training and mentoring

  • Program monitoring and evaluation

  • Project and sector assessments

  • Proposal design and writing

  • Report writing and editing

  • Strategic communications guidance

  • Workshop, meeting, and conference facilitation

  • Program management


Interested in putting our services and expertise to work for you?


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