The GFMD promotes and disseminates research and analysis on the impact of media on development policies. We also encourage the evaluation of media development work as a way to identify and advance best practices, methods and technologies.
08 July 2015
22 June 2015
This report on the work in 2014 of the Ethical Journalism Network covers a period of intense activity during which we have consolidated our presence in media development efforts to strengthen journalism worldwide. At the same time we have improved our organisation and continued to expand. We have carried out targeted actions in all regions of the world which are set out in a full calendar of major events.
16 December 2014
The first is a new policy briefing: The Power of Talk: Media and Accountability in three African countries, the latest in a series of BBC Media Action briefings to explore the complex but crucial role of media within fragile settings. It draws on BBC Media Action’s experience of delivering A National Conversation, a five-year, Dfid-funded media support project in Angola, Sierra and Leone and Tanzania aimed at improving transparency, accountability and participation.
13 November 2014
The purpose of this literature review done by Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is to present evidence suggesting that a quality, independent media has a positive impact on society and should be viewed as a critical development outcome in itself. The review is divided into three sections addressing three areas where media can have a positive effect on societies
07 October 2014
This toolkit surveys some of the instruments available for assessing media landscapes. It sets out advice around clarifying and purpose of assessment and how this impacts around choosing, creating and using the best tools for assessing different aspects of a media landscape. It provides examples of different approached to evaluating impact of media development.