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Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This collection brings together strategies for advancing media reform objectives, prepared by 33 scholars and activists working in and/or studying in more than 25 countries, including: Canada, Mexico ... More


Media Reform Movements in Taiwan

Hsin-Yi Sandy Tsai and Shih-Hung Lo

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0012
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter aims to illustrate how media reform groups in Taiwan and in particular the Media Watch Foundation and the Campaign for Media Reform worked together to engage in media reform movements ... More


Media Reform: An Overview

Des Freedman and Jonathan A. Obar

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Media reform is a great and formidable challenge. Across international contexts, reformers are inspired by what the late C. Edwin Baker referred to as the democratic distribution principle for ... More


Between Philosophy and Action: The Story of the Media Reform Coalition

Benedetta Brevini and Justin Schlosberg

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Media reform strategy needs to straddle the intersection of engagement and resistance and to negotiate the myriad trade-offs that confront media reform groups. For example, there is a need to strike ... More


Waves of Struggle: The History and Future of American Media Reform

Victor Pickard

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0017
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The 1940s was a contentious decade for U.S. media policy. Activists, policymakers, and media industries grappled over defining the normative foundations that governed major communication and ... More


please grant success to the journey on which I have come”: Media Reform Strategies in Israel

Noam Tirosh and Amit M. Schejter

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0020
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Media reform has not been high on the agenda of social reform movements in Israel historically, nor has it emerged as one following the social protests of 2011. All three reform strategies identified ... More


Organizing for Media Reform in Canada: Media Democracy Day, OpenMedia, and Reimagine CBC

Kathleen Cross and David Skinner

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0013
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines three contemporary media reform initiatives in Anglophone Canada—an annual community event (Media Democracy Day), a campaign organization (OpenMedia.ca), and a specific ... More


Legislating for a More Participatory Media System: Reform Strategies in South America

Cheryl Martens, Oliver Reina, and Ernesto Vivares

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0021
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

South America has been an important site for media reform over the past decade. Examining two South American countries in particular, Argentina and Venezuela, it is possible to see that media reforms ... More


A Perfect Storm for Media Reform: Telecommunications Reforms in Mexico

Alejandro Abraham-Hamanoiel

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Mexican Association for the Right to Information (AMEDI), the most prominent media reform group in the country, has for the last decade conducted a permanent campaign for the democratization of ... More


Media Reform Initiatives in West Africa

Kwame Karikari

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0016
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

As a leading media reform promotion organization in West Africa, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) initiated its advocacy work on major issues of reform through the following key ... More


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