World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and journalist safety. These areas are explored at the international level and with respect to gender and global media.
The overarching trend observed throughout is one of disruption brought on by technology and to a lesser extent the global economic crisis, with mixed results for freedom of expression and media development. The publication comes at a critical moment for press freedom amid unprecedented opportunities for expression of new voices as well as new forms of restriction, surveillance and control. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development is a key resource for governments, the media, academia, the private sector and civil society and is an essential read for anyone interested in the contemporary media environment.
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- Foreword by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
- Executive Summary
- Background and conceptualization
- UNESCO: Fostering freedom of expression and media development
- Chapter 1: Freedom
- Chapter 2: Pluralism
- Chapter 3: Independence
- Chapter 4: Safety
Asia and the Pacific
Central and Eastern Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean
Western Europe and North America
- Bibliographic reference
- Advisory group
- Reference documents
- Key sources
- Collation: 104 p.
- Publication year: 2014
- ISBN: 978-92-3-001201-4