After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian by Eric Freedman,Richard Shafer

By Eric Freedman,Richard Shafer

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the present post-communist period, the media in valuable Asia has been tightly restricted. although the governments within the sector assert loose press is authorized to function, examine has proven this to be unfaithful. In all 5 former Soviet republics of crucial Asia, the media has been managed, suppressed, punished, and sometimes outlawed. This enlightening number of essays investigates the explanations why those nations have did not enhance autonomous and sustainable press platforms. It records the advanced dating among the clicking and governance, nation-building, nationwide identification, and public coverage. during this ebook, students discover the varied and broad-reaching implications of media keep watch over in quite a few contexts, pertaining to issues similar to net rules and censorship, press rights abuses, expert journalism criteria and self-censorship, media possession, ethnic newspapers, running a blog, Western broadcasting into the area, and assurance of terrorism.

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