Articles from the Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development (PRIMED).

Learning Article on Digital Attacks


Learning Article Digital attacks.docx
In light of this year's World Press Freedom Day theme of Journalism Under Digital Siege, the MDIF prepared an article explaining how digital attacks are becoming more prevalent to silence media. Tactics range from cyberattacks and using regulatory agencies and licensing bodies by governments, to denial-of-service attacks and illegal surveillance.


Gender and media viability: making a business case for diversity – MDIF
In light of International Women's Day, this article highlights "the relationship between gender and media business performance" and the "media innovations from around the world that champion women." The article is divided into the following sections: women as a primary target, serving the female audience, diversity within newsrooms and leadership, gender and reader revenue, gender-based harassment, partnerships and institutional funding, branded content revenue, gender and events business, a collaboration around gender topics, and a way forward.