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, it examines:
• what kind of parliamentary services exist;
• who operates them;
• what kind of parliamentary programmes are available to European citizens.
The report is available to download in the EBU open publications library open publications library, along with other publicly available MIS documents on various topics, such as the funding, remit, and value of public service media.
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 (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 submit their work for upcoming issues. Vol 10 No 1 (2016) is now available to any interested reader, free of charge – simply go to the website http://obs.obercom.pt/index.php/obs and register.
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 on the role of public service media in the roll-out process, as well as some prospects for the year ahead. As a whole, it offers a progress report of the roll-out of digital terrestrial radio in European markets and, when relevant, other digital platforms, helping EBU Members and other stakeholders to plan their digital radio strategies and supporting their advocacy initiatives. Click here
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 issued under Section 26 (d) of Chapter Three of the Bhutan Information, Communications and Media Act 2006. Click here
Report on freedom of expression and media development published by UNESCO. Click here
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 elaboration of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. The word “Universality” points to four fundamental principles that have been embodied in the broad norms of evolution of the universal dimensions of the Internet. These principles are: (i) that the Internet is human rights-based (ii) open, (iii) accessible to all, and (iv) nurtured by Multi-stakeholder participation. Click here
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