This briefing paper examines the boom in business journalism in countries where the news media is otherwise restricted or controlled by governments and makes the case that reporting on markets and businesses can provide coverage of issues that otherwise might not see the light of day in those environments.
The paper also represents a new approach to some of CIMA's research on media development. Since its founding in 2006, CIMA has published 80 research reports, most of them presented in academic style and running at some length. While we at CIMA will continue to produce such reports when appropriate, we also want to offer more concise, timely briefing papers that will illuminate issues of importance to the media development community in a more digestible format. We hope you like our new look.
International Institute for ICT Journalism