Its contents show references about Diagnostic Tools and Performance Indicators, an in-deep study about the Democratic Roles of Media Systems in different countries and Political Recommendations.

Edited by Pippa Norris for the World Bank.




“Norris, Pippa. 2010. Public Sentinel : News Media and Governance Reform. World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”


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“Do the news media—especially if they are free, plural, and independent of government control—have an impact on the quality of governance? To many, the answer to that question is not only obvious, it is blindingly so. We all know of instances in which the news media have contributed to the improvement of governance in several countries, especially through their ability to expose corrupt deeds and speak truth to power. The problem, however, is that as the governance reform agenda evolves in the field of international development, the role of the news media is still uncertain”


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