Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

Toward Economic Sustainability of the Media in Developing Countries

June 2007

National Endowment for Democracy


The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy aims to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world. An important aspect of CIMA's work is to research ways to create an environment that will allow independent and free media to be sustainable and to attract additional U.S. private sector interest in international media development.