Monthly Archives: July 2011
Mapping Digital Media: Digitization and Media Business Models
Media businesses need to be sustainable, but their traditional sources of income are, in many cases, drying up.
In this paper, Robert Picard explains why this is happening, and what media outlets can … Read more
The Open Society Media Program has commissioned background papers on a range of topics that are important for understanding the effects of new technology on media and journalism. The papers accompany a series of reports, “Mapping Digital Media,” on the … Read more
Guest Post [cross-posted from the New Media Lab blog] By Guy Berger
South Africa is missing a trick or ten, thanks to our silo policy approach to broadcast and broadband.
You may have thought these two realms, which share the character of being “broad” – … Read more
Notes on preliminary findings of a study of legal provisions and practices related to freedom of expression, and media pluralism on the Internet, being prepared by the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information.
These preliminary findings … Read more
As reported here, the Demos Institute, a Guatemala based human rights research center, headed by Mr. Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, has organized a series … Read more
Guest Post (cross-posted from LSE Media Policy Project) By Damian Tambini.
As the deadline for submissions to the government’s Communications Review passes, the Open Society Foundations have found the perfect time to release their in-depth report on the state of UK … Read more
This new research project shows that near-universal digital media access in the United Kingdom has yielded broad benefits for citizenship and democracy. But key areas of concern have emerged that continue to pose threats to independence and diversity. These include … Read more
Presentation first given at the conference on Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future in Cairo, March 2011, by Prof. Naomi Sakr, Professor of Media Policy at Westminster University and Director of the Arab Media Centre.
I had a piece published in the International … Read more