EBU report on parliamentary broadcast services in Europe

The EBU’s Media Intelligence Service recently published a report that offers a comparative overview of parliamentary broadcast services in 40 European countries, available here The research provides information on how parliaments inform and keep in touch with the citizenry, while also scrutinizing the role that public service media has in broadcasting parliamentary activities. Among others, ...

Innovation vs. Creativity: What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between creativity and innovation? Are artists also innovators? As countries increasingly work to foster environments that unlock human potential, a new WIPO paper looks at whether current innovation measurements are capturing less easily defined notions of creativity

Observatorio journal’s latest issue is now available

Observatorio (OBS*) e-journal is a quarterly academic publication in the field of Communication Studies, which accepts and publishes texts written in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Italian, French and English. Its formula of Open Access allows authors to have the maximum of public exposition of their work, thus it encourages readers and authors to register and ...

Press Release – European Court of Human Rights

On 2 February 2016, the European Court of Human Rights decided that a self-regulatory body (Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete, MTE) and an Internet news portal (Index.hu Zrt) were not liable for the offensive comments posted by their readers on their respective websites. Anonymous users of MTE and Index.hu Zrt had posted vulgar and offensive online comments ...

EBU’s Digital Radio 2016 report

The Media Intelligence Service of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has just released a report on the status of digital terrestrial radio in Europe. The Digital Radio report highlights the main achievements of the past year for digital radio, pointing out both its strengths and areas that require action. It also includes a specific study ...

Preventing Suicide – A Resource for Media Professionals

The World Health Organization offers a guide for media professionals relating to the treatment of suicide in the media. Click here

Code of ethics for Journalists

Code of ethics for Journalists issued under Section 26 (d) of Chapter Three of the Bhutan Information, Communications and Media Act 2006. Click here

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Special Digital Focus 2015

Report on freedom of expression and media development published by UNESCO. Click here

Internet Universality

A document, proposed by UNESCO’s Secretariat, introduces “Internet Universality”, a draft concept that summarizes UNESCO’s positions on the Internet and which also serves as the framework for a current comprehensive study by UNESCO concerning key Internet-related issues. The notion of “Internet Universality” can holistically highlight the continued conditions for progress towards Knowledge Societies and the ...

Internet study

Following Resolution 52 of UNESCO’s 37th General Conference, a comprehensive Internet Study has been finalized within the mandate of UNESCO, examining the areas of 1) Access to knowledge and information, 2) Freedom of Expression, 3) Privacy, and 4) Ethics of the Information Society. Click here