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Title Losing control : freedom of the press in Asia / edited by Louise Williams and Roland Rich
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 282 pages)
Contents Preface: Press freedom in Asia: an uneven terrain / Amando Doronila -- Censors: at work, censors out of work / Louise Williams -- Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia: a few rays of light / Roland Rich -- China: state power versus the Internet / Willy Wo-Lap Lam -- Hong Kong: a handover of freedom? / Chris Yeung -- Indonesia: Dancing in the dark / Andreas Harsono -- Japan: The warmth of the herd / Walter Hamilton -- Malaysia: In the grip of the government / Kean Wong -- North Korea: A black chapter / Krzysztof Darewicz -- Philippines: Free as a mocking bird / Sheila S. Coronel -- Singapore: Information lockdown, business as usual / Garry Rodan -- South Korea: fear is a hard habit to break / Roger du Mars -- Taiwan: All politics, no privacy / Ma-Li Yang and Dennis Engbarth -- Thailand: A troubled path to a hopeful future / Kavi Chongkittavorn -- Vietnam: Propaganda is not a dirty word / Peter Mares
Summary 'A free press is not a luxury. A free press is at the absolute core of equitable development' according to World Bank President James Wolfensohn. A free press is also the key to transparency and good governance and is an indispensable feature of a democracy. So how does Asia rate? In Losing Control, leading journalists analyse the state of play in all the countries of North Asia and Southeast Asia. From the herd journalism of Japan to the Stalinist system of North Korea, Losing Control provides an inside look at journalism and freedom of the press in each country. One conclusion-a combination of new technology and greater democracy is breaking the shackles that once constrained the press in Asia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed September 17, 2015)
Subject Freedom of the press -- Asia.
Government and the press -- Asia.
Journalism -- Asia.
Online journalism -- Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Rich, Roland, editor
Williams, Louise, 1961- editor
ISBN 1925021440 (electronic bk.)
9781925021448 (electronic bk.)