For anyone interested or working in Community Media this collection of case studies from UNESCO [pdf] provides valuable insights into the role and function of Media in community building.
Examples are drawn from more the 30 countries, primarily in the developed world, here’s how it’s arranged:
“The collection is organized in three sections. The first section addresses the enabling environment for community media, the second one looks at sustainability and the third one is concerned with social impact. Each case study has a summary of the good practice, a short description that provides further context, plus highlights of some of the key characteristics. References and links are provided for those who seek further information.”