The International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) promotes free and pluralistic media in developing countries and in the countries in transition from Communism. Through media development IPDC helps strengthen participation in democratic governance. Since its inception in 1980, the IPDC has channelled more than US$90 million to more than 1,000 media development projects in 135 countries. Priority is given to the projects promoting press freedom and media pluralism, development of community media, enhancing professional capacity and building partnerships for media improvements.
UNESCO created the International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in 1980. This year the program lists 16 donors, including the United States of America.