New book: Strategies for Media Reform – International Perspectives

By Media Reform Coalition / Tuesday July 19, 2016 Read More
A new book on media reform prepared by 33 academics and activists from more than 25 countries. Strategies for Media Reform focuses on theorising media democratisation and evaluating specific projects of media reform. This new edited collection offers readers the opportunity to reflect on the prospects for and challenges facing campaigns for media reform. CONTENTS Preface: Robert W. McChesney Part I: Introduction 1. Media Reform: An Overview –  Des Freedman and Jonathan A. Obar 2. Media Policy Literacy: A Foundation for Media Reform – Becky Lentz Part II: Internet Activism For Media Reform 3. Activating the Fifth Estate: Bill C-30 and the Digitally-Mediated Public Watchdog – Jonathan A. Obar and Leslie Regan Shade 4. WikiLeaks and ‘Indirect’ Media Reform – Christian Christensen 5. Mobilizing for Net Rights: The Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet – M. I. Franklin INTERNET ACTIVISM: Commentary From Media Reform Organisations 6. Electronic Frontier Foundation: The Largest Internet Protest in History Isn’t the Important Part: Lessons from the SOPA Fight – Rainey Reitman 7. Free Press: Internet Freedom from the Outside-in: Upending Big-Money Politics to Win Net Neutrality – Craig Aaron and Timothy Karr 8. New America Foundation: A Victory for Digital Justice (Your Tax Dollars at Work) -Joshua Breitbart 9. OPENMEDIA.CA: Working Toward an Open Connected Future – David Christopher Part III: The Power of the Media Reform Movement 10. A Perfect Storm for Media Reform: Activist Strategies and Socio-political Circumstances behind Telecommunication Reforms in Mexico –  Alejandro Abraham-Hamanoiel 11. Between Philosophy and Action: The Story of the Media Reform Coalition – Benedetta Brevini and Justin Schlosberg 12. Media Reform Movements in Taiwan – Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai and Shih-Hung Lo 13. Organizing for Media Reform in Canada: The Cases of Media Democracy Day,, and Reimagine CBC – Kathleen Cross and David Skinner THE POWER OF THE MEDIA REFORM MOVEMENT: Commentary from Media Reform Organizations 14. Prometheus Radio Project: Winning a Big Fight for Little Radio Stations: The Battle Over Low Power FM in the US – Hannah Sassaman and Pete Tridish 15. Prometheus Radio Project: 90 per cent Community, 10 per cent Radio: Media Reform, Radio Justice, and the Proliferation of Low Power FM – Sanjay Jolly 16. Media Foundation For West Africa: A Case Study of Media Reform Initiatives in West Africa – Kwame Karikari Part IV: Media Reform as Democratic Reform 17. Waves of Struggle: The History and Future of American Media Reform – Victor Pickard 18. Policy Hacking: Citizen-Based Policymaking and Media Reform – Arne Hintz 19. Reforming or Conforming? The Contribution of Communication Studies to Media Policy in Switzerland – Manuel Puppis and Matthias Kunzler 20. ‘…please grant success to the journey on which I have come’: successful and unsuccessful media reform strategies in Israel – Noam Tirosh and Amit Schejter 21. Legislating for a More Participatory Media System: Reform Strategies in South America – Cheryl Martens Oliver Reina and Ernesto Vivares 22. Public Service Broadcasting in Egypt: Strategies for Media Reform – Rasha Abdulla 23. Impunity, Inclusion and Implementation: Media Reform Challenges in Thailand, Burnma/Myanmar and the Philippines – Lisa Brooten MEDIA REFORM AS DEMOCRATIC REFORM: Commentary from Media Reform Organizations 24. DOHA Centre for Media Freedom: Media reform through capacity building: Media and Information Literacy and Journalist Training – Peter Townson 25. Cultural Survival (Guatemala): Organization and Mission – Mark Camp 26. Open Society Foundations: Media Reform in Mexico: Civil Society Making Law – Marius Dragomir   More details and how to order are here