The Fourth Estate: The Media and Democratic Development

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The Fourth Estate: The Media and Democratic Development

On November 2, 2007, the International Development Research Centre organized a roundtable entitled “The Fourth Estate: The Media and Democratic Development.” The event brought together radio broadcaster Humaira Habib from Afghanistan, investigative journalist Alejandra Matus (Chile), pioneering blogger Hossein “Hoder’” Derakhshan (Iran), and seasoned newspaper editor Mathatha Tsedu (South Africa) to relate their personal experiences as journalists.