[FoME] Neue Publikation Media, Development and Poverty Eradication

Sofie Jannusch sofie.jannusch at CAMECO.ORG
Di Dez 19 13:55:59 CET 2006

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

die UNESCO hat jetzt die Beiträge der diesjährigen Konferenz zum World
Press Freedom Day in Sri Lanka vorgelegt unter dem Titel "Media,
Development, and Poverty Eradication". Im wesentlichen geht es um den
Zusammenhang von Demokratie - Pressefreiheit - Entwicklung, mit einer
Reihe von eher grundsätzlichen Artikeln, die den Zusammenhang beleuchten
und einigen Erfahrungsberichten aus verschiedenen Regionen der Welt. Die
Gliederung für einen schnellen Überblick unten, die gesamte Publikation
(65 Seiten) ist abrufbar unter:

Grüße von mir gleich hier,
auch für geruhsame Weihnachtstage und einen beschwingten Rutsch ins
Neue Jahr,
Sofie Jannusch


The articles in this book have been adapted from contributions
to the UNESCO-sponsored conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka marking
World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2006
© United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Editor: Barry James
The authors are responsible for the choice and presentation of the
facts contained in this book and for the opinions expressed therein,
are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the
The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout
this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever
on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country,
territory, city or area, or of its authorities or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries.
Layout and cover design: Maria Ejarque
Published in 2006 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization
7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP (France)

Table of Contents
Freedom of expression has essential role in human development 7
Message from Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
What UNESCO is doing to support freedom of expression? 9
Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and
Information of UNESCO

Building the case for media support 11
Barry James, Foreign Correspondent and Senior Editor

Part 1: Linking freedom of the press to the alleviation of poverty 15

An empirical perspective on media, governance and development 17
Daniel Kaufmann, Director, Global programmes and Governance, The World
Bank Institute

Free press and development: what is the evidence? 19
Pippa Norris, Director, Democratic Governance Group, UNDP, Bureau for
Development Policy,
McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University

Study probes correlation between press freedom and poverty reduction
Anne-Sophie Novel, Doctoral Student and Research Coordinator,
Centre for Peace and Human Security, Institute for Political Sciences
(Sciences Po), Paris

Index shows ownership patterns and strengths, weaknesses of media 23
Mike de Villiers, Development Director, IREX Europe

Part 2: Freedom of expression’s potential to empower 25

Development, Poverty and Freedom of Expression 27
Agnès Callamard, Executive Director, ARTICLE 19

A ghost is exorcised ... but what comes next? 31
James Deane, Managing Director of Strategy, Communication for Social
Change Consortium

What you can’t see can hurt you? 35
Joe Thloloe, Chair, African Publishers Association, South Africa

In Malaysia, poverty debate is shackled by Draconian laws 37
Teck Peng Chang, Editor-in-Chief, Merdekareview.com, Malaysia

Part 3: Access and participation: the community perspective 39
Listening to your neighbours 41
Steve Buckley, Director, World Association of Community Radios

Voices: a critical ingredient in eradicating poverty 45
Ashish Sen, Director, Madhyam Communications Voices

A tale of two pioneering community radios in Africa 49
Alex T Quarmyne, Executive Director, Radio Ada,
Former UNESCO Regional Communication Adviser for Africa

Part 4: Linking governance, freedom of expression and poverty
eradication 53
Fighting corruption begins at home 55
Christopher Warren, President, International Federation of Journalists

A free press promotes development, prevents hunger * but who’s
listening? 59
Larry Kilman, Director of Communications, World Association of

Press independence needs a healthy bottom line 65
Jorgen Ejboel, Chairman, JP-Politikens Hus

All the news that’s not fit to print in Arab states 67
Daoud Kuttab, Director, AmmanNet

Arab populations have had enough of regimes’ lack of transparency 69
Walid Al-Saqaf, Senior Editor/Reporter, Yemen Times

A. Sofie Jannusch
Catholic Media Council
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52021 Aachen
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Email: sofie.jannusch at cameco.org
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