Press for Freedom

Press for Freedom


Roy Greenslade presents this four-part documentary series on the freedom of press.

Part Three - Building democracy

What is the role of radio in building democracy?

In Papua, a new radio station is being installed as part of Indonesia's 68H network. 68H has introduced electricity by building a dam to power the station in the village.

How did 68H get around censorship under Suharto? And why is radio such a key player in building civil society?

More from this series:

  • Roy Greenslade looks at the effects of government control and the risks that journalists take to pursue the truth.
  • Asks how the content on mainstream news websites compares to content written in blogs.
  • What is the role of radio in building democracy?
  • What is the story of press freedom in established democracies?

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