Press Freedom -- Prometheus Unbound, A Bit.
The world's media are much freer than they used to be, The Economist writes. The
The most uniformly repressed region is the
But even there new voices are being heard. Though they try, the most dictatorial Arab regimes have failed to insulate their people from the legions of (sometimes wildly conspiratorial and unpleasant) Arabic current-affairs websites. Neither have they stifled the pugnacious new satellite television news stations, such as al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya.
Dictators are rarer than before in
The media watchdog Freedom House says that few poor countries are as free as they should be, though most are heading in the right direction.
Sri Lanka Needs Reforms, Rural Investment: World Bank.
Fiscal deficit and public debt reduction, investment in transport, education and the power sector and reforms to increase rural productivity are the best ways to tackle poverty reduction and broaden the base of economic growth, the report said. "These the World Bank regards as the key issues that would need to be considered in defining a more pro-poor growth strategy for