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SNRF 2019

Small Nations Regulators' Forum 2019



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The IIC Forum for regulators of small nations focuses on the particular opportunities and constraints in media and communications regulation in countries with small populations and/or small economies.

Free to join, the Forum is now in its second full year. The SNRF holds an annual physical meeting (held as part of Communications Policy and Regulation (CPR) Week) as well as offering online discussions throughout the year, where members can share experiences and join the conversation.

The issues to be discussed in the Forum are chosen by Forum members themselves.

The latest physical meeting was held on Sunday 7th October, 2018 in Mexico, prior to the start of the International Regulators’ Forum. The meeting included a presentation on “How the retention of domestic revenue can be improved in a converged environment”. All members have access to this as well as a summary report and Minutes of the meeting. These can be accessed via the online Forum (login required). If you are a member of the SNRF, please click on the sign in button on the top of this page and use your login details to sign in. If you are not a member of the SNRF and would like further details on how to join, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

During the meeting, Chairmanship of the Forum passed from the Broadcasting Commission Jamaica to the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA). In this video, Paul Canessa of the GRA sets out what he thinks the key issues will be for the coming year.

Paul Canessa, Chairman, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

All meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.


History of the SNRF


The Broadcasting Commission Jamaica (BCJ), as Chair of the Forum in 2018, hosted the first online meeting which looked at the emerging threats to democracy and social stability in small nation-states, and included a discussion of fake news, political manipulation, and criminal and terrorist use of social media. The report, and a subsequent questionnaire, is accessible to all SNRF members via the online Forum. The matters raised in the report continue to be an issue for the SNRF and will be explored further in the coming year.

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The inaugural meeting of the Forum was held in 2017 under the chairmanship of OfReg, the multisector regulatory authority of the Cayman Islands. At that meeting the particular challenges facing small nations, especially in terms of connectivity and accessibility was discussed.


online meetings

The discussion paper for the first online meeting in 2018, authored by the BCJ, is posted on the Forum, which is accessible to all SNRF members.

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What participants say about the SNRF

Cordel Green

"The IIC is an inclusive and forward-thinking organisation, demonstrated by its facilitation of a Small Nations Regulators' Forum (SNRF). It was an honour for the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica to have served as chair for the first year of the Forum."

Cordel Green, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission Jamaica

Alee Faamoe

"We were delighted to have hosted the first ‘formal’ meeting of this important forum and look forward to playing an active part in its development."

Alee Fa’amoe, OfReg, The Cayman Islands

Kim Mallalieu 2

“I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every session of the IRF and the Islands meeting. The themes, speakers and discussions have been superb.”

Dr Kim Mallalieu, Deputy Chair, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

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