What is media freedom? How do you know when it’s there? 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 book 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. She is an expert in media and politics and is the co-author of Historical Guide to World Media Freedom: A Country-by-Country Analysis.

Douglas A. Van Belle is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University, Wellington. He is an expert in media freedom and is the co-author of Historical Guide to World Media Freedom: A Country-by-Country Analysis.

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