Posts tagged ‘elections’
Close your eyes. Then point a finger at a globe. Open them again. What do you see?
Most likely the place you are pointing at is a dictatorship.
There are 193 sovereign United Nations member states in the world. Yet the majority of these states demonstrate limited political and civil freedoms.
Most of them are led by oligarchs or as I call them, oli-Ogres who were not chosen in transparent elections. Many of them have repressive state security apparatus and countless political prisoners. (more…)
Understanding Media and Democracy
Guy Berger, 30 November 2001
Many African broadcasters enjoyed a brief moment in the sun in the first multi-party elections of the late 20th century, but new governments – despite promises of allowing true democratic public service broadcasting – soon took control – repeating the pattern of their predecessors. As a result, broadcast journalists found themselves under severe political pressures to become government mouthpieces once again. (more…)