DW Akademie experts regularly publish research findings, discussion papers, or briefings related to media development. The publications are available here.
DW Akademie's new discussion paper "Weathering Crisis. Ensuring Media Viability, continuity and resilience" is a call to action for media organizations to assess risks and prepare for crises.
COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on freedom of expression, access to information, and media freedom. But functioning media are a precondition for an inclusive recovery. How can development actors address the challenges? (17.11.2021)
This paper presents a new model for Media Viability at a time when media outlets face enormous difficulties delivering quality reporting while staying financially afloat. (08.03.2019)
What stops a country's media sector from producing high quality journalism and being sustainable? DW Akademie offers media practitioners, activists, and scholars a new framework to assess media viability. (19.05.2020)
The publication presents DW Akademie's suggestion for new indicators to measure media viability around the world. The criteria were developed as an amendment to UNESCO's Media Development Indicators. (11.01.2017)
Many media act as mouthpieces of the powerful and advance polarization in society. This dark side of the media and its interaction with other parts of society is the focus of a new DW Akademie discussion paper. (19.06.2015)
For years, DW Akademie has encouraged discussions on freedom of expression and information access for displaced people. These discussions have now been distilled into eight recommendations.
The number of people affected by displacement has been growing for decades – so has their need for information. Assessments in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania show that this need is very different depending on the location.
DW Akademie commissioned field studies in six Middle Eastern and Northern African countries in 2019/20 to understand the communication challenges posed by migration and displacement. Available in English and French.
DW Akademie’s publication collects stories from around the world exploring various roles media play with regard to conflict.
The EU-funded project "Women into politics! Greater female participation in Cambodia" took a multi-pronged, multimedia, participatory approach to getting more women involved in the political process (2018-12-06)
This DW Akademie booklet profiles eight public awareness campaigns conducted in African countries. It gives an overview of how the campaigns were designed and implemented, and outlines the lessons learned. (16.10.2018)
The study summarizes the state of the art regarding audience research in media development. It tests innovative methods in three case studies, providing inspiration for research, monitoring, and evaluation. (07.11.2017)
The DW Akademie publication explores the role media development can play in supporting a free, pluralistic and safe media landscape in conflict zones and fragile states. (13.09.2016)
DW Akademie's publication explores the potential of using digital technologies to advance freedom of expression and access to information. (15.03.2016)
Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the communication needs of the poor, argues scholar Linje Manyozo. (05.10.2016)
The study analyses the transformation process of state media towards public service media (PSM). It looks at individual cases of former government mouthpieces being turned into media that operate on behalf of the people in their country. (07.01.2015)
How the Internet is governed in the future will shape global communications, development and human rights. The Internet governance guidebook is written for, and by, stakeholders in the Global South. (10.06.2016)