ISBN 9788172345419,Citizens Rising : Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy

Citizens Rising : Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy


David Hoffman



Prakash Books India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788172345419

ISBN-10 8172345410


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)

Political structures: democracy

From the fall of the Soviet Union to the Arab Spring to todays continuing conflicts, media have played a decisive role in political affairs across the globe-driving the revolutionary changes shaping todays new world. This is the first book presenting a comprehensive look at the emergence of media as a primary actor and not merely an observer, of global affairs.

As the founder and CEO of Internews, the worlds largest non-governmental media development organization, David Hoffman has had a backstage pass to many of the seminal world political upheavals in recent years. In these pages we see how media have been used for good and bad and how with the rise of digital technology, the power of media to intervene in global affairs is in the hands of everyone-including you. Citizens Rising examines medias historic impact and offers a road-map to the future.