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Does democracy mean greater accountability and less corruption? Is press freedom a prerequisite for economic development? Should religious fundamentalists have a greater voice in government?

Comparative politics students will benefit from CQ Researcher's award-winning, non-partisan reporting that looks at today's most important problems, ranging from democratization and regime change to policies on immigration, welfare, and religion. Each essay identifies key players, explores what's at stake, and shows how past and current developments impact the future. Reports include maps, charts, a chronology, and a yes/no feature box.

Press Freedom
Press freedom
JenniferKoons
Freed U.S. journalist Euna Lee is reunited with her husband and daughter upon her arrival in the United States on Aug. 5, 2009. She and fellow journalist Laura Ling were arrested in North Korea in March and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for allegedly entering the country illegally. Released after former U.S. President Bill Clinton pleaded their case in North Korea, the two were among the 136 journalists jailed worldwide in 2009.

From CQ Researcher, November, 2010.

As the editor of Ciudad Juárez's leading daily newspaper, Pedro Torres had seen enough. After a second journalist at the paper was murdered recently, Torres published a startling open letter to the drug cartels ravaging the Mexican city just across the border from El Paso, ...

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