Media evaluation is a significant​ part of quality of democracy index​

csm_Studie_NW_Policy_Performance_and_Governance_Capacities_in_the_OECD_and_EU_2016_b60e0ff9d4The 2016 report by BERTELSMANN STIFTUNG (HRSG.)

Policy Performance and Governance Capacities in the OECD and EU

Containing Sustainable Governance Indicators 2016

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Bertelsmann – Stiftung Site in English



The SGIs’ Democracy Index is oriented toward the institutional and organizational realization of sound democratic standards. Its normative reference point is an ideal representative democracy. The SGI criteria by which government systems in the OECD and EU are measured derive from those dimensions identified by democratic theory as most significant, and contain key indicators by which the quality of democracy can be assessed. In total, 15 qualitative indicators, comprising four criteria, are used to evaluate the fabric of democracy in each country. Criteria include the following:

Assessment criteria for the quality of democracy

  • The electoral process, which includes the rules governing political-party ballot qualification and voter registration as well as the issue of party financing; for the first time, this edition of the SGI also evaluates direct-democracy structures and participation opportunities
  • The public’s access to information, which can be measured by the extent of media freedoms and media pluralism
  • Civil rights and political liberties
  • The rule of law, including legal certainty, the judicial review of laws and the prevention of corruption

Innovate or risk irrelevance, new report warns TV news providers | Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford warns.

Origen: Innovate or risk irrelevance, new report warns TV news providers | Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism



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”


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.


Imagen de cubierta: EL ARENQUE DE BISMARCK

 Este libro es un panfleto. En él me he tomado el derecho de criticar a Alemania. Porque hemos visto cómo ha tratado a Grecia. ¿No es un anticipo de cómo tratará a Francia, a cualquier otro país del Este o del Sur? Mantengo que Alemania se ha convertido en un peligro para sus vecinos y para sus socios. Denuncio su arrogancia y el supuest
o ?modelo? que impone a los demás en beneficio propio. Muestro hasta qué punto representa un retroceso para nuestra civilización. Aviso: más allá
del Rin ha nacido un monstruo; es el hijo de la economía financiera desbocada y de un país que se ha entregado a ella, aquejado de necrosis por el envejecimiento acelerado de su población. Ese matrimonio está en vías de modelar Europa a su imagen y semejanza. De hecho, Alemania va mal. El veneno alemán es el opio de los ricos. Cambiar nuestras vidas y cambiar a Alemania es un mismo empeño. Hay que llevarlo a cabo antes de que sea demasiado tarde. – JEAN-LUC MÉLENCHON

En este libro Jean-Luc se muestra como es él, provocador e irreverente, políticamente incorrecto, para decir verdades como puños y señalar que esta Unión Europea se ha construido a la medida de los intereses del capital financiero alemán con el concurso colaboracionista de las élites del resto de países. – PABLO IGLESIAS