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The Right to Tell : The Role of Mass Media in Economic Development - Roumeen Islam

The Right to Tell

The Role of Mass Media in Economic Development

Paperback Published: 16th July 2002
ISBN: 9780821352038
Number Of Pages: 336

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An independent press is essential to sound and equitable economic development. The media helps to give a voice to the poor and the disenfranchised. An independent press also provides a solid foundation for a free and transparent society.'The Right to Tell' contains an outstanding list of contributors from Nobel Prize winner and former World Bank chief economist, Joseph Stiglitz to Robert J. Shiller author of 'Irrational Exuberance', and Nobel Prize winner and novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Contributors to this volume explore the role of the media as a watchdog of government and the corporate sector, and the policies that prevent the media from exercising that role. 'The Right to Tell' assesses the media's function as transmitters of new ideas and information. This book also evaluates the damaging effects that an unethical or irresponsible press can cause to a society.Several of the book's contributors describe the role of the media and the challenges they face in specific countries including Bangladesh, Egypt, the former Soviet Union, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. These fascinating case studies highlight the media's ability to act as a catalyst for change and growth.

About the Contributors
Into the Looking Glass: What the Media Tell and Why - An Overviewp. 1
How the Media Support Markets
Transparency in Governmentp. 27
Mass Media and Political Accountabilityp. 45
The Media and Markets in the United Statesp. 61
Irrational Exuberance in the Mediap. 83
Distributing News and Political Influencep. 95
The Corporate Governance Role of the Mediap. 107
What Enables the Media
Media Ownership and Prosperityp. 141
Media as Industry: Economic Foundations of Mass Communicationsp. 167
The Legal Environment for News Mediap. 187
Insult Lawsp. 207
Media in Transition: The Hegemony of Economicsp. 225
What the Media Say about the Media
The Best Profession in the Worldp. 249
The Media and Access to Information in Thailandp. 255
The Media and Development in Bangladeshp. 267
How the Cairo Times Came to Be Published out of Cyprusp. 275
The Role of the Media in Zimbabwep. 281
Journalist after Communism: Ten Commandments for a Good Journalistp. 291
The Survival of a Provincial Television Station in an Era of Enormous Changesp. 301
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780821352038
ISBN-10: 0821352032
Series: WBI Development Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 16th July 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.71 x 17.93  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.7

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