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. Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising influence over so many dimensions of society can look here for an introduction to media regulation, governance structures, and trends. Published in cooperation with UNRISD.
Sean O Siochru 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.
Chapter 0 Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction to National Media Regulation Chapter 2 Global Governance Institutions Chapter 3 Trends in Media Chapter 4 The International Telecommunication Union Chapter 5 The World Trade Organization and Trade in Media Products Chapter 6 The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Chapter 7 The World Intellectual Property Organization and Intellectual Property Rights Chapter 8 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Internet Governance Chapter 9 Global Media Regulation Chapter 10 Actors and Trends in Global Governance Chapter 11 Scenarios for Media Governance Chapter 12 Selected References for Further Reading Chapter 13 Selected URLs