Tag Archives: South Africa

Media Barometer reports for Africa, Asia and Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)

German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has regularly conducted one of the widest assessments of African media environments (and now Asia and Europe), using their Barometer methodology:

Every two to three years a panel of 10 to 12 local experts, consisting of … Read more

New on mediapolicy – AfriMAP reports

Over the past couple of days, we’ve added a new section making it easier for you to access the work of our colleagues in the AfriMAP project. As with the Mapping Digital Media section, you can now also read AfriMAP … Read more

South Africa – Mapping Digital Media Report

The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: … Read more

Mapping government advertising: good practices to inform the government of Bhutan

By Rob Grabow


This report looks at efforts by governments around the world to use advertising to support local media. It was written in 2010 by five graduate students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs under the supervision … Read more

The silliness (and illness!) of policy silos in South Africa [Guy Berger]

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

Report on Demos’ Regional Consultations on Freedom of Expression Online

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


Conference: Rebuilding Egyptian Media For a Democratic Future (March 2011)

In March 2011, the conference on Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future took place in Cairo under the auspices of Professor Emad Abou Ghazi, Egypt’s Minister of Culture, and the chairmanship of Dr Basyouni Hamada, Professor of Communication and … Read more