Its contents show references about Diagnostic Tools and Performance Indicators, an in-deep study about the Democratic Roles of Media Systems in different countries and Political Recommendations.

Edited by Pippa Norris for the World Bank.




“Norris, Pippa. 2010. Public Sentinel : News Media and Governance Reform. World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”


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“Do the news media—especially if they are free, plural, and independent of government control—have an impact on the quality of governance? To many, the answer to that question is not only obvious, it is blindingly so. We all know of instances in which the news media have contributed to the improvement of governance in several countries, especially through their ability to expose corrupt deeds and speak truth to power. The problem, however, is that as the governance reform agenda evolves in the field of international development, the role of the news media is still uncertain”


Varoufakis video explains why governments seem unable to solve real problems

Why Capitalism Will Eat Democracy /// El Capitalismo devorará la democracia

Video in Englis with Spanis subtitles
Vídeo en Inglés con subtítulos en castellano

A Ted talk with Yanis Varoufakis recorded in Geneva, December 2015.He explains relations between Politics and Economics. 

Una charla Ted con Yanis Varoufakis grabada en Ginebra, diciembre de 2015. Explica las relaciones entre política y economía.

Etude portant sur les offres et les stratégies commerciales des services de VàD et VàDA transeuropéens

Etude portant sur les offres et les stratégies commerciales des services de VàD et VàDA transeuropéens


network-579555_960_720Estudio sobre las ofertas y estrategias comerciales de los proveedores de servicios transeuropeos de Vídeo a petición y Vídeo a Petición de pago  (En Francés)
Autor: IDATE por encargo del Ministerio de Cultura y Comunicación francés- Dirección General de Medios de Comunicación e Industrias Culturales

Report on transeuropean On-Demand Audiovisdual  and Commercial On-Demand Audiovisual service providers offers and commercial strategies  (In French)
By IDATE , at the request of DGMIC (La direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles)

La DGMIC (La direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles) a confié au cabinet IDATE en juillet 2015 une étude sur les stratégies commerciales des services de VàD et VàDA transeuropéens.

Cette étude s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une réflexion générale de la DGMIC sur le marché de l’audiovisuel à l’ère numérique et plus particulièrement de la révision de la directive SMA par la Commission européenne ; elle a permis de caractériser les modèles d’affaires des services transeuropéens de vidéo à la demande à l’acte (VàD) ou à l’abonnement (VàDA), d’étudier leur stratégie d’implantation juridique et leur politique d’adaptation au public visé.

L’étude s’appuie sur l’analyse de quatorze services transeuropéens dont sept d’origine européenne (Maxdome, Viaplay, C More Play, SF Anytime, Voyo, Viewster, Wuaki) et sept d’origine américaine (Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, HBO Nordic, MyPrime, Google Play, iTunes, Xbox Video / Microsoft Movies & TV).

Public Service Media in Europe

psm in europeThe survival Kit for European Public Broadcasters should be tailored  to meet the new understanding of the Public Social Media, facing up to the social and technological challenges.

Public Service Media in Europe: A Comparative Approach

Edited by Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Eva Nowak, Raymond Kuhn  © 2016 – Routledge, 222 pages

About the Book

Public service media (PSM) have been the mainstay of Western
European broadcasting for a number of decades. Yet despite a general political consensus in favour of PSM, recent technological, economic and political changes have led to a questioning of their value.

This new collection of essays explores the history of PSM in selected European countries, from their early establishment as the main media in many countries to charting their transformation and evolution in recent years. The contributions consider the political, economic and market-integration issues that impact PSM, while also highlighting the importance of the ideology that originally accompanied PSM in its initial years, to see how relevant they are in the contemporary world.

The book consists of two complementary parts:

Part I: Theoretical Aspects and Global Influences on Public Service Media in Europe

Part II: A Comparative Analysis of Public Service Media across Europe

With contributions from leading experts, the first part offers a thorough examination of the current concepts and conditions that influence PSM in Europe. The second offers a comparative study of PSM in several European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

Offering the most comprehensive study of the field to date, Public Service Media in Europe will be useful for students and researchers in public media, political communication, international and comparative media.