Byron Scott, professor emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism: Economic growth and relative government stability don’t always lead to press freedom. This uncomfortable truth comes to us every day. This week we examine the recent troubles of journalists in Turkey, where, according to the International Press Institute, 48 journalists are now in prison; in South Africa, where a severe (Protection) of Information Act and press complaints tribunal are being considered; and in India, a long-term trouble spot hailed in last week’s issue of The Economist as enjoying economic growth that should soon outpace China.
GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Do growing economies promote or threaten media?
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