Resources for Radio Accountability

Radio Project in Honduras

A discussion on the Our Media list has collected a useful list of resources about radio regulation and public telecommunication policy:

"Broadcasting, Voice and Accountability: A Public Interest Approach to Policy, Law and Regulation" by Steve Buckley, Kreszentia Duer, Toby Mendel and Sean O Siochru, The University of Michican Press, Ann Arbor, 2008.
* Price-Davies, Eryl & Tacchi, Jo (2001) Community Radio in a Global Context: A Comparative Analysis in Six Countries. Sheffield: Community MediaAssociation.
is available online at

*Community Media in Europe. The legal and economic framework of the third audiovisual sector in UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Niedersachsen (Germany) and Ireland
by Helmut Peissl & Otto Tremetzberger
an English summary (12 pages) is available at

A revised version of this piece will be published on a special issue on community media of Elsevier's 'Telematics and Informatics', to be published in electronic version shortly (details to be circulated closer to time) edited by Nico Carpentier and me and including a range of articles on European Community Radio policy and practice written by both academics and practitioners, as well alternative media theory and practice.

* Legislation on community radio broadcasting: comparative study of the legislation of 13 countries (2003). Including profiles of
Argentina; Australia; Canada; Colombia; El Salvador; Ghana; India; Lebanon; Philippines; Poland; Spain; South Africa and Uruguay
is available at

Please also note that the study 'The State of Community Media in Europe' for some reason is not anymore available at the given URL.
You can retrieve from Community Media Forum Europe's site at

Those are two sites which can be intersting: and

Steve Buckley added this:
International: CRTC release comparative study on regulation and funding of community radio

For some other community media policy/law updates check
only recently started, but aiming to keep an eye on this sort of thing.

Thanks to BL for asking the question and all the Our Media group who responded!