Methodological Issues In Measuring Media Freedom In A Global Context


Lee B. Becker, In Collaboration With Tudor Vlad


This paper pays particular attention to the challenges of defining media freedom and the need to expand the concept to include a broader sense of communication freedom. The distinction between media freedom and expressive freedoms has blurred now that communicators no longer depend on media institutions. Measurement must reflect this change. The paper also raises the question of the proper role of citizen assessments of media freedom in an overview measure of media freedom.

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