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Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 17:18:02 +0200
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Thanks, Becky. The idea is to create a resource/database/map on various
fields of media and communications policy, pointing to and making
available policy documents, relevant research, etc, and one such field
should definitely be community media policy and/or the broader area of
alternative/radical/citizens/civil society media policy. The overall
project is being developed by people at McGill, Padova University and
Central European University, in collaboration with the SSRC, but many of
the specific policy maps should be done together with other researchers
and institutions. As for the community media policy field, a lot of work
has already been done by Kate Coyer, Salvo, Steve Buckley, and others.
There is also a loose group coordinated by Gabi Hadl, the Civil Society
Media Policy Consortium... and, of course, OURMedia as a whole would
have a lot to say on this topic.

When there is a clearer idea of what the global media policy map will
look like and what a community media section could be, I will report
back to this list and then we can see how OURMedia (or OURMedia members)
can be involved and help shape and develop this thing.


> Arne Hintz just wrote back off list that he's embarking on this project as
> part of the global mapping project that Raboy/Padovani and others are
> pursuing and that was discussed recently at IAMCR. He'll be with us this
> coming year at McGill.
> Arne, can you add more clarification? Do you need more on your 'team'?
>> From: Salvatore Scifo <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: Salvatore Scifo <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 10:09:26 -0400
>> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: Comparative summary of community radio regulations by country?
>> Dear Becky and you all,
>> I would happy to collaborate in compiling such resource with you and all
>> those interested.
>> I have unlimited server space available on my project website
>> www.communitymedia.eu and it wouldn't be a problem to host it there if
>> needed.
>> Of course, there might be a number of other places where such a resource
>> could be potentially hosted (OurMedia, AMARC, etc.), so just let me
>> know....no matter where, this could become a very useful source for
>> practitioners, researchers, activists and policymakers.
>> Best,
>> Salvo
>> Prof. Becky Lentz wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>> On and off-list I received quite a number of useful responses to my query
>>> about where a comprehensive, updated/current, list of country-based
>>> laws/regulations enabling/restricting community radio might exist. Seems
>>> there are several repositories that may or may not be fully linked. As
>>> indicated in my first email, this ATI/FOI summary exists
>>> (http://www.freedominfo.org/index.htm); is there any interest in compiling,
>>> collectively/comprehensively, something similar, for comparative research
>>> and advocacy purposes?
>>> Best,
>>> Becky Lentz