The Right to Tell

The Right to Tell

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This book explores the role of the news media in promoting equitable economic development, and considers the obstacles it faces as a catalyst for change and growth. It examines the capacity of investigative journalism to scrutinise public policy and the activities of the corporate sector, to facilitate public access to information, expose corruption and weak governance and thus promote greater transparency and accountable government. It contains contributions from journalists, television and newspaper editors, economists and academics, as well as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics Joseph Stiglitz, and for Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A number of case studies examine the work of the media and the challenges they face in various countries including Thailand, Bangladesh, Egypt, Zimbabwe and the former Soviet Union.Nothing beats the stock market for sheer frequency of potentially interesting news items. The stock ... It is no accident that financial news and sports news together account for roughly half of the editorial content of many newspapers today.

Title:The Right to Tell
Author:Roumeen Islam
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2002


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