Political Determinants of Media Freedom

Authored by: Sebastian Stier

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
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As stated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, press freedom is a universal right. 1 However, states blatantly violate these obligations. The rights of journalists are infringed by restrictive regulations, manipulations of the media market, informal pressures and outright coercion. The degree of freedom in the reporting of print and broadcast media thus crucially depends on political context.

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