Media Development

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This report examines the Constitution and the audio-visual legal framework of Lebanon and identifies the areas that do not meet international standards of best practice and might benefit from review and harmonisation. To this end, it recommends changes to the legal framework aimed at enhancing the...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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The ongoing crisis in Libya means that media legislation may not have much effect in reality. It is often unclear whether pre-revolutionary legislation still applies and new laws may disregardinternational best practice. It has been difficult to get access to official, current versions of...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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Unlike Tunisia, Libya or Egypt, for example, it was an evolution in the existing political regime and not a revolution that brought about the liberalisation of the Moroccan media. The lifting by legal decree of the state broadcasting monopoly inherited from the French protectorate, the setting up...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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This reports looks into media legislation and the multiple challenges affecting the media and key obstacles to media reform in Palestine. Palestine has fewer provisions for media legislation than any other country in the Southern Mediterranean region. Any review of media law in Palestine should...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
This report was written by Fatima el Issawi and published in 2013. Muammar Qaddafi kept a firm grip on Libya’s media sector and used it as a propaganda tool for his regime. After the dictator’s fall in 2011, the media sector was opened up, but reconstruction efforts lacked vision and have fallen...
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Friday, November 1, 2013
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Much has been written about the media in Libya and Tunisia following the revolutions of 2011, most of it focused on the role of social media, mobile telephony and the internet, as well as on rapidly proliferating private media. There has been little research, however, that looks at the media...
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Protection of Journalistic Sources is one of the basic conditions for press freedom: without proper mechanisms at the national level, sources may be deterred from assisting the press in informing the public on matters of public interest, ultimately impeding the press from providing accurate and...
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Friday, July 1, 2016
Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 key findings suggest there have been only slight improvements in the past 20 years considering women’s inclusion in the global media. For example, since 2005 the overall number of women newsmakers rose only by 1 percent – up to 24 percent in total in the...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
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Since the Jasmine Revolution, a new constitutional and institutional has been put in place in Tunisia, laying the foundations for the liberalisation of the media. But this framework remains embryonic and the situation fragile. The report identify an urgent need to address shortcomings in media...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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Over the past several years, the Arab world has been characterised by an increasingly polarised political discourse. ‘After the Arab uprisings: the prospects for a media that serves the public’ looks at the state of broadcast media in the region, four years after the 2011 uprisings. It focuses on...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

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