Web Resources for Individual Countries
African Media Development Initiative
The findings of the African Media Development Initiative (AMDI) provide a unique set of insights showing how donors, investors, and media development organisations can collaborate in supporting and strengthening Africa's media sector.
The Nordic Africa Institute
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in Uppsala is a research, documentation and information centre on modern Africa for the Nordic countries. It promotes research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries and co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. It also disseminates information about current African issues.
Africa South of the Sahara
A series of Mass media and communication related web links with an African remit.
Sancho does Asia
Useful website covering films from various counties in Asia.
Asian Media Wiki
Fairly new resource for Asian films, including cast lists, images.
China Central Television
China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the major state television broadcaster in mainland China.
Chinese Films is website governed by China Radio International and the Film Bureau of China. It is the first English website to focus on Chinese films and it will offer
The China Beat
Examines media coverage of China, providing context and criticism from China scholars and writers.
NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
This is the website of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai) culture research institute. The website offers abstracts or full text of the research and the survey conducted at the institute.
Japanese Film Database
Japanese Film Database managed by Japan Foundcation and UNIJAPAN. It provides search for information on Japanese films (by title, casts and staff) and film companies.
UNIJAPAN is a non-profit organisation by the Japanese film industry. You will find information on film festivals & film industry in Japan.
It is a site from non-commercial initiative. The site has very comprehensive index about Japanese film & directors.
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Chinese Taipei Film Archive
Chinese/ Taiwanese Film archive centre. The website is in Chinese.
Korea Broadcasting System
English website of Korea’s influential media organization KBS.
Korea Film Biz Zone
A comprehensive database for Korean films industry. The site runs by Korean Film Council.
Korean Cinema Today
Web magazine in English published by Korean Film Council. It includes news, interviews, column and box office records in Korea.
Korean Film Archive
A non-profit organisation that collects, preserves and restores visual materials produced in Korea. The site has a searchable archives that goes back 1919.
Busan International Film Festival
Official website for Busan International Film Festival in Korea.
The London Korean Film Festival
The official website for Korean Film Festival annually held in London. The site offers festival programme and information.
Darcy’s Korean Film Page
Launched in 1999, the site has grown to provide a comprehensive introduction to Korean cinema.
Korean Cenrtral News Agency
The Korean Central News Agency is the state-run agency of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). It is governed by Worker’s Party (Rodong Dang) and the DPRK government.
Rodong Sinmun ("Newspaper of the workers")
Archive of Rodong Sinmun is available via Korea News Service(KNS).
Radio Televeision Brunei
Founded 1975, it is the first coloured Television Broadcasting services in Brunei.
This is an online daily news magazine providing current and up to date coverage on Malaysia.
Website of the first Film Archive institute in Southeast Asia.
Persian Daily Newspaper published outside Iran.
Film International: Iranian Film Quarterly
English source on the Iranian cinema. You will find an access to past issue of the magazines.
India Minstry of Information, Film Division
Established in 1948, the organisation has maintained a record of Indian history. Its archives collection more than 8000 titles on Documentaries, Short Films and Animation Films. You will find information on Mumbai International Film Festival too.
Aimed at students/professionals of Journalism and Communication Studies, this online resource attempts to bring together several relevant links and readings. It also attempts to provide tools for communities and individuals to interact with the media.