What is media freedom? How do you know when itโ€™s there? And what role does it play in the political landscape today? Maria Armoudian discusses media freedom with Jennifer Whitten-Woodring and Douglas A. Van Belle. They are co-authors of the bookย Historical Guide to World Media Freedom.

Jennifer Whitten-Woodring is a professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Douglas A. Van Belle is a senior lecturer in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University, Wellington.



This interview was originally aired on the Scholarsโ€™ Circle. For more information and to access our archive of episodesย click here.

Photo: Ahdieh Ashrafi

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