This new special issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture features 10 research papers and commentaries addressing questions around advocacy efforts for public media projects, organizations and systems around the world. Among the contributors are CAMRI researchers Naomi Sakr, Winston Mano and Maria Michalis, as well as Alessandro D’Arma, who also edited the issue along with Minna Aslama Horowitz and Yik Chan Chin.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Advocating for public service media: Scholarship and praxis
Minna Aslama Horowitz, Alessandro D’Arma and Yik Chan Chin
Civil society coalitions as pathways to PSB reform in Southern Africa
Winston Mano and viola c. milton
Civic advocacy for public service media? The case of Switzerland and its current rise in media policy activism
Assessing the role of global media assistance in promoting public service broadcasting in Indonesia
Community media in the United States: Fostering pluralism and inclusivity in challenging times
Michael W. Huntsberger
Not public service broadcaster but public service roles: A political history of state-broadcasting in Bangladesh
Mission impossible? Research praxis and activist interventions in New Zealand media policy
Peter A. Thompson
The RIPE initiative: Looking back and going forward
Gregory Ferrell Lowe
Public service media, an overview: Reflecting on news and trends
Why advocate for public service media? Perspectives from organizations for media development
Minna Aslama Horowitz, Alessandro D’Arma and Maria Michalis
Growing PSM organically: International initiatives to support national conversations in new contexts
Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of the fields of media, communication and cultural studies. We therefore encourage diverse themes, subjects, contexts and approaches: empirical, theoretical and historical. Our objective is to engage readers and contributors from different parts of the world in a critical debate on the myriad interconnections and interactions between communication, culture and society at the outset of the twenty-first century.
Interactions is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that aims to encourage the development of the widest possible scholarly community, both in terms of geographical location and intellectual scope in the fields of media, communication and cultural studies. We publish leading articles from both established scholars and those at the beginning of their academic careers.