9.1 – Disintegrating Tyrant’s Key Pillar of Support – THE MEDIA

September 1st, 2012
This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted from books published by Albert Einstein Institution.


Effective nonviolent movements must have the means to communicate their messages to a wider audience. This is why authoritarians in many countries attempt to limit or deny movements access to this pillar of the support. They also frequently invest substantial resources in state-run media.

 As a consequence, nonviolent movements sometimes have to create innovative and independent media outlets and communication systems for themselves. They also sometimes choose to launch campaigns that focus on expanding media freedom and fighting censorship.

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