Authors : M. Moniruzzaman
Abstract: The research assesses media freedom or media sustainability and politics in 37 Muslim majority countries. Media sustainability is measured using the International Researches and Exchange Board (IREX) score whereas political regime is measured using the Economist Intelligence Units Index of Democracy. The analysis indicates that three countries fall in the unsustainable media category; about 20th countries fall in the unsustainable mixed system of media. However, another set of eight countries are characterized as near sustainability category. None of the countries studied has an average score to enable it to be in the sustainable category.
M. Moniruzzaman , 2018. Media and Politics in the Muslim World: Unfriendly Relationship Between Press Freedom and Illiberal Government. The Social Sciences, 13: 70-79.