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news media - a priority in policy affairs discussion ?

Started by Jason Brown. Last reply by Mirjam Teresa Moll Mar 9, 2011. 1 Reply

. . . An impression of policy affairs over the years is that news media are termed "essential" and even "vital" to development and democracy efforts, but barely feature in policy discourse. Are news…Continue

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Comment by Mirjam Teresa Moll on March 7, 2011 at 14:59

No quite interesting actually. But would it be smart to publicly finance the media? That way it could risk to be state-controlled as regards its content... So I think the amount of money allocated from public finances should be very carefully watched and weighted. After all, it is a power independent from the state and often opposed to the state, as a critical observer. If financially supported too much by the state, it could risk losing its objectivity.

That is just my point of view? Too obvious? 

Comment by Jason Brown on March 7, 2011 at 14:49

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Excellent Mirjam! 

And Ismail, I see too.

A theme I see developing is the relative weakness of funding for the fourth estate, especially compared with that going to the first, second and third estates - parliament, government and the judiciary.

Too boring?

 

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Comment by Mirjam Teresa Moll on March 7, 2011 at 14:37
Not true, I am here now too ;-) So what can we discuss with the three of us? ;-)
Comment by Jason Brown on March 5, 2011 at 20:32

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Curious.

 

This page was created under an identity for which EJC offers "apologies – this page was not found."

 

Looks like it's just you and me, Amy.

 

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