This recent edited volume on global journalism offers interesting examples and case studies of world media developments from 22 experts on global media.
This site gives access to country profiles via the CIA website. Pay special attention to the section on "Communications" which gives info on Internet and telephone usage in specific countries.
Provides current news and information concerning dangers to journalists.
BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.