• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy.

Historical Guide to World Media Freedom is a new reference from CQ Press that brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II. It provides consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures.

The key information provided is designed to help researchers connect these historical measures of media freedom to Freedom House's annual Freedom of the Press survey release, enabling them to extend their studies back before the 1980s when Freedom House began compiling global press freedom measures.

The reference covers three major areas

-introductory chapters discuss the theoretical premises behind the nature and importance of media freedom, operational definitions of media freedom, the challenges of compiling reliable measures, historical trends, and the challenges of coding for media freedom in a way that ensures consistency for comparison.

-the heart of the book includes alphabetical, country-by-country summaries of the ebb and flow of media freedom paired with national media freedom measures over time. This is essential reading for researchers to connect the dots in understanding global media freedom.

-concluding material provides a detailed discussion of the historical patterns in media freedom, consideration of how media freedom tracks with other cross-national indicators, and discussion of the reliability of the information available on media freedom.

Accessible to both students and scholars alike, this groundbreaking new reference will be essential to collections in political science, international studies, and journalism and communications.

Uganda: 1962–2012
Uganda: 1962–2012
Uganda Year by Year
YearMediaGovernment
1962Imperfectly FreeDemocracy
1963Imperfectly FreeDemocracy
1964Imperfectly FreeDemocracy
1965Imperfectly FreeDemocracy
1966Not FreeIn Transition
1967Not FreeAutocracy
1968Not FreeAutocracy
1969Not FreeAutocracy
1970Not FreeAutocracy
1971Not FreeAutocracy
1972Not FreeAutocracy
1973Not FreeAutocracy
1974Not FreeAutocracy
1975Not FreeAutocracy
1976Not FreeAutocracy
1977Not FreeAutocracy
1978Not FreeAutocracy
1979Imperfectly FreeForeign Interruption
1980Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1981Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1982Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1983Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1984Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1985Imperfectly FreeInterregnum
1986Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1987Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1988Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1989Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1990Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1991Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1992Imperfectly FreeAutocracy
1993Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1994Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1995Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1996Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1997Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1998Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
1999Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2000Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2001Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2002Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2003Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2004Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2005Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2006Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2007Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2008Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2009Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2010Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2011Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
2012Imperfectly FreeAnocracy
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