Democracy and indexing press freedom

Rani, Usha N (2016) Democracy and indexing press freedom. Journal of Media and Social Development, 4 (1). pp. 79-93. ISSN 2320-8244

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World media are either liberal or conservative struggling to modelthemselves on western philosophy of liberalism. Under thecircumstances, the world events and media are judged from theperspective of ‘free press’ and accordingly dimensions and indicatorshave been evoled to judge the degree of freedom excercised by thepress of any nation and rank them globally. Press is ranked on thebasis of poltical rights and civil liberties enjoyed by the citizes indemocracies and totalitarian countries. The two prominent agenciesinternationally involved in indexing media to measure its performanceon a annual basis are Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders.The 2015 Report that provides numeral ratings to the global press revealsthat press freedom around the world has declined. This paperendeavours to study the ratings Indian press received in postliberalization in terms of political, legal and economic dimenstions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democracy, Press Freedom, Net Freedom, Freedom House,Reporters without Borders
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 10:13
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 10:13

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