Third World leaders are too intolerant of criticism by the Press and harassment of journalists has become a daily occurrence . Absence of skills and technology and control of newspapers by foreign owners have compounded the problems of the Third World Press.
In the midst of an outcry against state oppression of the Press in Third World countries, a reputed African journalist, Philip Ochieng, provides an incisive analysis of the prospects for freedom of expression. His research instinct and eye for the unusual provide insights into the management and operations of the Press in East Africa. The author analyzes the role of the media in the context of contemporary political developments and also examines the internal dynamics of the Press itself. I Accuse The Press will be valuable reading for policy-makers, the media, lawyers and all those interested in communication and development in Third World.