Many developing nations struggling for democracy and good governance do not support freedom of the press. For instance, while democratic elections are being held in countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria and Russia, the media in these countries is often restricted or controlled by government censorship, begging the question: How democratic are they really?
Does free media equal good governance? Can an “honest” election occur without press freedom? Do the media play a role in good governance?
Amid the chaos of the London riots, several news outlets put together powerful infographics to explain the breaking story. Here are IJNet's top picks for infographics that put the U.K. riots in perspective.