General Resources

Global Voices
Global Voices a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society. You can browse by countries or topics.
The site provides news and updates, as well as research tips.

The Media Blog
The site covers broad range of material from the tabloids to social media sites, such as Twitter, blogs, podcast and YouTube.

David Bordwell’s website on Cinema
Blog run by David Bordwell, a Professor of Film Studies, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The posts cover films, directors from numerous countries especially Asia. The blog also has comprehensive category system such as director’s name, film techniques & festivals so easy to navigate.

Film studies for Free
You will find up-to-date links to freely available e-books & e-journals on film studies.

Freely Available Open Access Journals

Alphaville: Journal of film and screen media
The journal is open access to fully contribute to international debates in film and screen studies and beyond, and welcomes essays, festival and conference reports and book reviews, as well as print, audio and filmed interviews.

Arab Media & Society
Formerly known as TBS Journal, Arab Media & Society is online journal including audio, video, pod cast alongside peer-reviewed articles. Good coverage relating to Arab journalism.  It is published by American University of Cairo.

Scope is a free online peer-reviewed journal of film studies edited by the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. The journal provides articles, book review and film review relating all aspects of film history, theory and criticism.

SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture
SCAN: Journal of Media Arts and Culture, is an online refereed journal published by the Media Department at Macquarie University, Sydney. The journal was launched 2004 and it has inter-disciplinary approach to various subjects.

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication
PLATFORM is a peer-reviewed, open-access online graduate journal. Founded and published by the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne (Australia), PLATFORM was launched in November 2008.

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism
Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is a refereed online publication published by Universities of Warwick, Reading, and Oxford. The journal contains criticism and analysis of mainly European or American cinema.