Members and partners of the Media Map project will present research findings, data tools, and policy implications at conferences and events throughout 2011 and 2012.  They include:

Upcoming Events

#Media Matters: GFMD World Conference Brazil 2012
Brasilia, Brazil, September 25-28, 2012
The Global Forum on Media Development will host media groups from around the world, and has expressed interest in a Media Map presentation.

Past Events

Can Media Development Make Aid More Effective?
Washington, D.C., January 30, 2012
Daniel Kaufmann, Mark Nelson, and Tara Susman-Peña presented key findings from the Media Map Project and their implications for the aid effectiveness debates at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference
Istanbul, July 13-17, 2011
Tara Susman-Peña, Susan Abbott and Heather Gilberds, with chair Bruce Girard, presented a panel, “The Media Map Project: Is Media a Development Issue?”

Joint Seminar on Trends in Support of Democratic Governance and Accountability: Media Assistance Today
Paris, June 8-9, 2011

The Media Map Team helped to organize and presented at this conference, which was co-convened by OECD Development Assistance Committee’s Network on Governance (OECD DAC GOVNET), the World Bank Institute, Internews, and the BBC World Service Trust.
International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) Conference
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, June 16-18, 2011

Sanjukta Roy presented “Media Development and Economic Development – Sub Saharan Africa.
International Communication Association Conference
Boston, May 26-30, 2011

Sanjukta Roy staffed a booth where conference participants interacted with the Media Map visualization tool and database.
World Press Freedom Day
Washington, DC, May 1-3, 2011

Tara Susman-Peña presented “Beyond Press Freedom: Why Data on Media Matters.”  
Media, Social Media, and Democratic Governance
West Sussex, U.K., May 16-18, 2011

Tara Susman-Peña presented “Some Examples of Effective Support to Media” at Wilton Park.
Power and Pressure: The Media in Africa Conference
New York, April 27th, 2011

Sanjukta Roy presented “Media Development and Economic Development – A Closer Look at Sub Saharan Africa” with Michael Behrman of Columbia University.

Strengthening Responsible Governance and Business in Africa
Brussels, November 2010
The Media Map team organized a special thematic event, “The media’s role in strengthening responsible governance and business in Africa” as part of the World Bank’s Conference.
Forum Media and Development Conference
Schloss Eichholz, Germany, November 2010
Tara Susman-Peña presented Media Map research methodology at The ‘Fourth Estate’ in Democracy Assistance: Practices and Challenges of German and International Media Development Cooperation.
UN Digital Lounge
New York, September 2010
Mark Nelson and Tara Susman-Peña presented an overview of the project and research questions during the Millennium Development Goals Summit.

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