New Media and International Media Development: A Resource Guide for Europe and Eurasia (2008)

The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment and analysis of new media technologies for the media development community. Media assistance is already being directed toward new media as donors pursue projects that make use of the internet to broadcast news, employ social media tools, and utilize the widespread use of mobile phones in developing countries. New media technologies and trends are changing so rapidly that many media assistance professionals—even those with years of experience— have a limited understanding of these new developments or their possible utility and import. This paper offers a “taking stock” evaluation of current trends and identifies key issues and additional resources for media assistance projects.