Global Media Governance: A Beginner's Guide

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Political Science - 202 pages
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This book is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO, and ICANN. Governance oversees regulation, and questions addressed here include: Why do we regulate the various media at all? What currently are the major forms of global regulation, and how do they work? Who participates in, and who benefits from, media regulatory and governance structures? And what are the trends? Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising influence over so many dimensions of society will sooner or later find themselves confronted with these questions. This book does not pretend to answer all the questions, but it raises key ones and points in directions where more complete answers can be found. Published in cooperation with UNRISD.
 

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Contents

Introduction to National Media Regulation
3
Global Governance Institutions
15
Trends in Media
25
Part II
33
The International Telecommunication Union
35
The World Trade Organization and Trade in Media Products
51
The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
71
The World Intellectual Property Organization and Intellectual Property Rights
85
Global Media Regulation
119
Actors and Trends in Global Governance
143
Scenarios for Media Governance
163
Selected References for Further Reading
183
Selected URLs
189
Index
191
About the Authors
201
About the UNRISD
203

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Internet Governance
99
Part III
117

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Sean Ó Siochrú is cofounder and director of Nexus Research in Dublin. Bruce Girard is a media worker and a researcher at the Delft University of Technology. Amy Mahan is a researcher at Delft University of Technology. The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development.

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