Materials

  • Prospecting and Cultivation: A Fundraising Primer. A new Global Investigative Journalist Network resource guide on fundraising by Bridget Gallagher.Visit the website

  • The Verification Handbook has been launched by the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands as a a new resource for journalists and aid providers, offering step-by-step guidelines on how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
    This handbook brings together expertise from the world’s top news editors and crowdsourcing experts from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Poynter, GigaOm, Digital First Media and Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI). Visit the website

  • Media Matters provides a comprehensive overview of the achievements, findings and commitments, but also the thoughts, doubts and strategic questions of experts working for media development and supporting independent journalism, as well as researches, donors and policymakers of the sector. This GFMD publication is in Spanish: Media_Matters_espanol, _Los_medios_importantes

  • The Communication Initiative Network has an extensive web platform on development and communication issues. You can find a wide range of material on this site. It includes a section on media development, visit The Communication Initiative website

  • Panos’ publication At the Heart of Change highlights the role of media in support of sustainable development and gives practitioners a wide range of arguments in support of media development, download the brochure: Panos_Heart_of_Change.pdf

  • The BBC World Service Trust publishes regular reports on on-going media development programmes and research on monitoring and evaluation of media development, click here to get the latest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/

  • Internews has published handbooks on many different media development issues, such as Health Journalism, Information and Communication Technologies or Governance and Transparency, click here to get the latest: http://www.internews.org/pubs/default.shtm

  • The Center for International Media Assistance has a searchable database of media assistance resources: http://www.ned.org/dbtw-wpd/textbase/searchMediaBib.html

  • UNESCO adopted a framework of indicators to assess media landscapes and measure impact of media development at country level.

  • IFEX has produced a Handbook on Free Expression Campaigning.

  • IMPACS and the IMS published Conflict-Sensitive Reporting: A Handbook, as well as Media and Elections: an Elections Reporting Handbook

  • The ECCP published The Power of the Media: a Handbook for Peacebuilders