Media Development and Political Stability: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Media Development and Political Stability: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Sanjukta Roy},
  journal={The Journal of Developing Areas},
  pages={255 - 273}
  • Sanjukta Roy
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Developing Areas
This paper takes a holistic look at the media sector and establishes that press freedom along with reach reduces political instability. Greater reach of media furthers the cause of a free press. It generates an informed populace and increases government responsiveness. The hypothesis is supported by multiple econometric specifications and the results remain robust. 
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