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How spectrum can be used to better support democracy

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A conference in New York brought together policymakers and thinkers from transitional MENA states with US experts to discuss specific strategies for reforming spectrum policy in the region as part of the overall transition. Mapping Digital Media reporters … Read more

German Public Service Broadcasting and Online Activity – Mapping Digital Media Reference Paper

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Few countries support public service broadcasting more enthusiastically than Germany, where the public service broadcasters (PSBs) are seen as more informal, modern, and entertaining than before, without having lost their reputation for quality. The combined budgets of all the PSBs … Read more

Too good to be true? Behind the scenes of Germany digital media market

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by Olaf Steenfadt*

Can you imagine the closest adviser to any prime minister in Europe being transferred directly from the premier’s office to lead a public broadcaster? The outcry would surely be deafening, as people protested at such extreme political manipulation … Read more

Germany – Mapping Digital Media

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On November 25, 2008, Germany completed the transition from analog to digital terrestrial television transmission. In 2012, all analog satellite reception will cease. Digitization of broadcasting has increased the choice of both public and private television channels and has led … Read more