Press Freedom and Development

Press Freedom and Development : A Research Guide and Selected Bibliography

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 162.6 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 1,519.55g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0313299943
  • 9780313299940

About Clement E. Asante

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).show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Everett M. Rogers General Introduction Press Freedom Media-Government Connection Selected Annotated Bibliography: Press Freedom/Media-Government Relationship Communication and Development Development Communication Selected Annotated Bibliography: Development Communication Afterword Author Index Subject Indexshow more