The Media Map Project

Researching how media make a difference

The Media Map Project is a multi-faceted research collaboration between Internews and the World Bank Institute, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through research, public events, and the data made available for public use and extended research, the project aims to better understand the interrelations between media development and outcomes in democracy and governance, economic growth, poverty reduction, human rights, gender equality, and health.

The Media Map Project has made 25 data sets which collectively touch on every country in the world and up to 30 years' worth of information available to the public for download and analysis. Visualizations on the site allow viewers to interact with and test the data in different ways.

Explore, map and chart the data on the Media Map Project web site.

Map and chart showing Freedom of the Press index

Research Papers Produced by the Media Map Project

The Media Map project is part of Internews’ Center for Innovation & Learning.