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Mapping Digital Media: South Africa

Guy Berger & Zikhona Masala
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Developments in digital media in South Africa are densely intertwined with political factors. The government has sought to be the driver of digitization, but it has also caused...

Mapping Digital Media: Online Advertising—Origins, Evolution, and Impact on Privacy

Fernando Bermejo
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Over the past decade and a half, advertising has become a fundamental element of the internet economy. It fuels most prominent services and platforms, including search engines, social...

Mapping Digital Media: Lebanon

Jad Melki, Yasmine Dabbous, Khaled Nasser & Sarah Mallat
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Lebanon is considered one of the freest countries in a region dominated by dictatorships. However, it is plagued by sectarian divisions and a confessional government system. Political groups...

Mapping Digital Media: Kenya

George Nyabuga & Nancy Booker
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. The new constitution of Kenya, promulgated in August 2010, is considered a major positive development in ensuring the free flow of information. It provides for freedom of media...

Mapping Digital Media: Gatekeeping in Digital Media

Peter Olaf Looms
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Who decides what is going to be covered on the TV news each evening? Why do pay-TV and mobile phone operators ask consumers to sign up for at...

Mapping Digital Media: Indonesia

Kuskridho Ambardi, Gilang Parahita, Lisa Lindawati, Adam Sukarno & Nella Aprilia
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. The emergence of digital media in Indonesia coincided with the country’s transition to democracy beginning in 1998. In some ways, digitization has catalyzed the development of diverse and...

Mapping Digital Media: Guatemala

Renata Avila & Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Guatemala is a relatively young democracy plagued by high levels of violent crime, corruption, and wealth inequality, with poverty concentrated in rural areas and among indigenous populations. It...

Mapping Digital Media: Digital Television, the Public Interest, and European Regulation

Petros Iosifidis
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Discussion of digital television has focused on switch-over dates, set-top boxes, and the technical and economic implications of switch-over. This paper, by contrast, focuses on public interest obligations...

Mapping Digital Media: Brazil

Joana Varon, Pedro Mizukami & Jess Reia
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Digitization has had profound effects in Brazil. In journalism, information flows faster than ever, and from a greater number of sources; journalists have to adapt to an environment...

Mapping Digital Media: Argentina

Guillermo Mastrini, Martín Becerra & Santiago Marino
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. In Argentina, there have been few changes in media and news consumption that can be linked to digital migration. Television continues to be the medium of reference. Digitization...

Mapping Digital Media: Japan

Yutaka Oishi
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Japan may be the world’s most advanced country in the development and application of digital technology. Despite two decades of economic stagnation, digitization has proceeded rapidly. Digital satellite...

Mapping Digital Media: Bulgaria

Vesislava Antonova & Andrian Georgiev
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. After a significant delay, the transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting in Bulgaria is scheduled to be finished in 2013. While cable television appears to have peaked since 2007,...

Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece

Petros Iosifidis & Dimitris Boucas
Today, Greece is the European Union member state where journalism and the media face their most acute crisis. This study identifies the urgent problems facing media policy in Greece and how they affect independent journalism. Since the 1980s and ’90s, deregulation has increased the viewing choices for audiences in Greece. At the same time, the legal and regulatory framework has helped concentrate ownership of press, television, and radio outlets. Private channels operate with temporary licenses...

Mapping Digital Media: United Kingdom

Des Freedman & Justin Schlosberg
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Research 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...

Mapping Digital Media: Turkey

Asli Tunc & Vehbi Gorgulu
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: news about political, economic, and social affairs. There is a strong appetite for digital media in Turkey. The reach of the internet—both fixed line and mobile—has expanded dramatically in recent years, connecting nearly half the...

Mapping Digital Media: Thailand

Somkiat Tangkitvanich & Worapoj Wongkitrungruang
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 explores how these changes affect the core democratic function of any media system: providing the public with news about political, economic, and social affairs. The dawn of the digital age in Thailand has ushered in the most promising development in Thai media for more than a generation: the establishment of...

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