New technologies are transforming the ways in which newspapers and broadcast programmes are produced and accessed by audiences. But is greater access to information leading to more diverse content? Demand has never been greater for internationally comparable statistics that policymakers and professionals can use to identify trends within countries and across regions.
What is the role of the UIS?
The UIS is developing a new survey on print, broadcast and digital media, which is being pilot tested in a growing number of countries on a yearly basis. This survey focuses on key issues, such as changes in the number of radio and TV channels and newspapers, the concentration of media ownership, and the rise of digital news outlets.