Global Information as an Export: Contested Media Development Models: Global media development indexes and organizations are routinely scrutinized from developing countries for their Western bias and insufficient sensitivity to local contexts. At the same time, developing countries, such as China, have begun to export their own models of media deveDevelopmentlopment to Africa and Latin America, largely focusing on the economic dimensions, whilst ignoring political and ethical norms, such as freedom of information, protection of journalists, and governmental transparency. How should we conceive of media development in the context of shifting global information and power flows? How are “media development” models being contested by different countries and actors? What is the ensuing relationship between media and international development? In our center, we take first steps at addressing these vital questions that will shape the global communication struggle in the years to come.