Historical Guide to World Media Freedom... brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II. It provides consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures.
"Compares media standards practiced in 232 countries using articles portraying background information, press relations, laws, censorship issues, and educational requirements for journalists."
Basic Country and Media Profiles
Basic information about economy, politics, government and society of countries around the world, including media and journalism in individual countries.
BBC Country Profiles
"Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives." Media section lists key newspapers, TV and radio outlets.
Use these links to access the media profiles. Scroll to bottom for full country list. Middle East | Africa
Covers recent history plus the current political and economic system in each country of the world. Includes some statistics, information on political parties and political structure, and media information. The Directory: Society and Media section lists major print and broadcast producers.
"Detailing more than 16,000 newspapers and over 35,000 business & consumer publications, covering more than 1,200 subjects in over 220 countries." Includes circulation, frequency, readership, distribution, editorial profile and contact information.