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Recommendations for Transparency of Media Ownership presented to Council of Europe (from Access Info Europe)

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[This is cross-posted from the Access Info Europe website, with permission.]

Belgrade/Madrid, 7 November 2013 - Access Info Europe and the Open Society Media Program today launched Ten Recommendations for Transparency of Media Ownership in a presentation to the 47 governments of the Council … Read more

New Analysis from Canadian Media Concentration Research Project

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The Canadian Media Concentration Research Project is gradually releasing its analysis in a series of blog posts. Here’s an extract (with links and references removed) from today’s, which outlines what the new contours of media and internet concentration look like, … Read more

Digital Review of Asia-Pacific – research on Asian ICT economies

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We’re constantly coming across excellent research funded by Canada’s IDRC, but stumbling across this terrific resource on Asian digital economies was a bit of a revelation. Originally a print-oriented publication, it’s moving towards being a much more collaboratively put-together resource … Read more

Regulating the Media in India – an Urgent Policy Priority [Cross-posted from LSE Media Policy Project]

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[This post, by Shakuntala Banaji, was originally published on the LSE Media Policy Project blog on 07/08/2013]

As the UK waits for the outcome on proposals for its new press regulator, LSE’s Shakuntala Banaji describes a much bigger country with a much bigger problem with unethical media … Read more

Mapping Digital Media reports now as ebooks

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We’re excited to announce that, starting with News and New Media In Central Africa, we’re experimenting with releasing future MDM reports in two ebook formats, .epub and .mobi, as well as the original PDF.

This will make it easier and more … Read more

After the Fall of Qaddafi, Is Libyan Media More Free?

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This is a Guest Post by Fatima el Issawi, author of the LSE/Polis report of Libya’s media recently featured on mediapolicy.org.

After the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Ahmed Saghir thought that he would finally be able to work as a reporter … Read more

Libya’s Media Transition – New Report from POLIS@LSE

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Libya’s media sector has undergone huge change since the country’s 2011 Revolution. Yet, as a new report by Fatima El Issawi for LSE/POLIS shows, considerable challenges remain – for media practitioners, media policy-makers, media development actors, and international donors – as Libya … Read more

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Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends, 2013 edition

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Mary Meeker of American venture capital firm KPCB has released her annual Internet Trends Report. This year she highlights several important trends, including a section extracting lessons from the Chinese tech market, data on the eye-popping rise in tablet shipments … Read more

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Gezi Park Protests Push Turkey’s Media into the Spotlight (Updated)

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By now, you’ll have heard – perhaps via international media, or on Twitter or Facebook – about the protests that started in defence of one of Istanbul’s last remaining green spaces, and have now, in response to heavy-handed policing and … Read more

Policy-making 2.0 – the EU’s Crossover Project

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How can policy-making be made more timely and participatory? How can policy-modelling make better use of ICTs and data? Questions pertinent to the media policy community all over the world… Well, the EU’s Crossover project set out to answer these … Read more