Data Visualization

This website provides different visual mapping tools that can help trace the development of policy debates and arrangements, explore the interconnectedness of themes that compose policy discourses, and investigate networks of interaction among people, organizations and issues. Read more


The Mapping Global Media Policy platform allows users to gather, categorize and classify information on actors, processes, outcomes and resources of global media policy through a resource database. Read more

Broadcast Policies

The Mapping Global Media Policy database includes information on both ‘new’ and ‘old’ media. Several sections collect data on broadcast policies in countries like Canada and Korea, on Community Broadcasting and on Public Service Broadcasting.

Regional and National Policies

Global Media Policy encompasses processes at different and overlapping levels - from the local to the regional and the international. This database includes information on national and regional policy developments, for example in North Africa and the Middle East and in Canada.

Internet Policies

Several thematic sections of the database deal with current questions of internet regulation and digital freedoms, including Internet Governance, Mobile Internet Policy, Net Neutrality, and Social Media & Privacy.

Gender Policies

Media and communication can promote change towards gender equity. Two sections of the database trace the people, organizations, policies and resources that support this agenda, both internationally and in Europe.

Social Change

Several sections of this database trace the forces of policy change. They collect information on actors, resources and outcomes of, for example, Media Policy Change in North Africa and the Middle East and the development of citizen-based Community Media.

Global Media Policy (GMP) encompasses the institutions, processes and interactions between various actors on policy in the domain of media and communication. This website serves to identify actors, processes, outcomes and resources; foster access to relevant information; build and share new and existing knowledge; and enhance actors' capacities to intervene in policy settings. It includes an evolving database on GMP, and visual mapping tools.

Data collection happens in a decentralised and interactive way: Research teams and individuals gather data in their areas of interest and thereby create their own thematic sections.

You will find a list of all sections here. If you are interested in creating a section in your field of interest and expertise, or contribute to an existing one, please contact us.