Press Freedom and Development: A Research Guide and Selected Bibliography

Press Freedom and Development: A Research Guide and Selected Bibliography

Hardback Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications

By (author) Clement E. Asante, Foreword by Everett M. Rogers


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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 226mm x 23mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 30 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313299943
  • ISBN 13: 9780313299940
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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The relationship between the media and government and the influence that relationship has on democracy and national development is explored in this book. The study provides a succinct descriptive review of scholarly research works on communication and its implications for freedom, democracy, and development. The book lists the most frequently cited works in political communication (specifically regarding media-government relationships and press-freedom issues) and development communication. Following a general introduction, Part One examines press-freedom issues and research worldwide, and Part Two presents the relevant literature on development communication issues and provides insights into why the concept is popular with the developing world's journalists. Students, scholars, and policymakers in political communication, development communication, and international development will find this an invaluable tool for their research endeavors.

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Author information

CLEMENT E. ASANTE is Director of Research, Planning, and Evaluation for ClemBet Group, Inc., a nonprofit agency committed to improving the lifestyles of the poor and disadvantaged. He is also founder and Executive Director of African Media Research and Development, Inc., an international nonprofit organization geared to improving the quality of journalism education and practice in Africa. He is the author of "The Press in Ghana: Problems and Prospects" (1996).