The Global Handbook of Media Accountability, edited by Susanne Fengler, Tobias Eberwein & Matthias Karmasin

New book offers comparative analysis of media accountability in 43 countries worldwide.


The Global Handbook of Media Accountability brings together leading scholars to de-Westernize the academic debate on media accountability and discuss different models of media self-regulation and newsroom transparency around the globe. With examination of the status quo of media accountability in 43 countries worldwide, it offers a theoretically informed comparative analysis of accountability regimes of different varieties. As such, it constitutes the first interdisciplinary academic framework comparing structures of media accountability across all continents and creates an invaluable basis for further research and policymaking. It will therefore appeal to scholars and students of media studies and journalism, mass communication, sociology, and political science, as well as policymakers and practitioners.


Susanne Fengler (Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany) and CMC researchers Tobias Eberwein and Matthias Karmasin previously co-edited The European Handbook of Media Accountability (2018).

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