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Media Policy Documents/Statements

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Online documents related to media policies, commission reports, media manifestos and broadcasting charters.

The Response of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom to 'Ofcom's Second Public Service Broadcasting Review Phase Two: Preparing for the digital future' published: September 2008.

MediaChannel: Policy Centre
'National and international bodies are currently debating the regulations and protocols that will determine the media world we will live in. … MediaChannel offers a wealth of material on media-policy research, advocacy and reform and features hundreds of articles on media policy and law. Our network includes more than 80 organisations that work on policy issues around the globe.'

Africa and the Middle East
Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
'The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is a non-governmental organisation with members in eleven of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, as envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration.'
Ghana ICT Policy and Plan Development Committee, from the Ministry of Communications.
Broadcasting in Nigeria.

Australia and New Zealand
Broadcasting policy in New Zealand, from Ministry of Economic Development.
New Zealand Government Executive: Towards a Broadcasting Policy.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Australia's multicultural broadcaster: reports and policies.
Northern Territory Government Broadcasting Policy.

European Institute for the Media
Media Law and Policy
Searchable database of regulatory broadcasting bodies in Europe.
Media Policy, Television Across Europe: New Monitoring Reports, New Websites, prepared by EUMAP.org.

North America
Broadcasting Act (1991) – Canada
Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA).
Diversity and Canadian Broadcasting Policy, from Media Awareness Network.

United States
American Public Television (APT): mission statement (and history).
Public Broadcasting PolicyBase
Key documents about the history, purpose, policy and structure of public broadcasting in the United States.
Federal Communication Commission
Speeches, Auctions, Consumer Information, Telecom Act, Forms, Fees, Comments in Rulemakings, Education, Headlines, Commissioners, Updates, Information, Hot Topics and Bureaus/Offices.

United Kingdom and Ireland
Seanad ireann
Broadcasting Policy Statement (22 February 1996) made in the Irish parliament.

Report Highlighting Challenges for Media Literacy Promotion in Ireland.

United Kingdom
Department of Culture, Media and Sport: Broadcasting. News from the DCMS concerning broadcasting in the UK, including charters, statements on public service broadcasting and parliamentary reviews.
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF)
UK Parliament
Website provides information about the UK parliament. Searchable database for information on legalisation, select committees and bills before parliament.
Communications Act 2003 (UK), from the Office of Public Sector Information.
BBC Royal Charter
BBC: Reports, Policies and Guidelines
Channel 4
Information on programme policy, annual reports and guidelines.

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