Public Sentinel

Public Sentinel

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qThe purpose of this book is to inform governance advisors about the vital role of the news media for governance reform. This book approaches the issue of news media and governance with three broad questions that it attempts to answer on the basis of quantitative data and case studies. [ First, a normative approach asks: What ideal roles should media systems play to strengthen democratic governance and thus bolster human development? [ Second, an empirical approach considers independent evidence derived from cross-national comparisons and from selected case studies, asking: Under what conditions do media systems actually succeed or fail to fulfill these objectives? [ Third, a strategic approach asks: What policy interventions work most effectively to close the substantial gap that exists between the democratic promise and performance of the news media as an institution?qAlthough China lifted blocks on such sites as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), it enforced barriers to content relating to the ... Media magnate Rupert Murdoch is well known for his willingness to remove politically sensitive content or publish propagandist material in ... AOL, Google Inc., Skype, Windows Live Spaces, and Yahoo are among many other international businesses willing to filter theiranbsp;...

Title:Public Sentinel
Author:Pippa Norris
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2010


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