Media Freedom, Political Knowledge, and Participation

  title={Media Freedom, Political Knowledge, and Participation},
  author={Peter T. Leeson},
This paper examines the relationship between media freedom from government control and citizens' political knowledge, political participation, and voter turnout. To explore these connections, I first examine media freedom and citizens' political knowledge in thirteen central and eastern European countries with data from Freedom House's Freedom of the Press report and the European Commission's Candidate Countries Eurobarometer survey. Next, I consider media freedom and citizens' political… CONTINUE READING

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