Readable and sophisticated … written with lucidity

This timely book, at once readable and sophisticated, offers a historical analysis and a critical interpretation of the conditions that inhibit press freedom. Power and Press Freedom in Liberia gives voice to the impact of globalization on the Liberian media and is a useful reference beyond the shores of West Africa, to other contexts where the megaphone of the Fourth Estate can be amplified or silenced in the exploits of power and geopolitical rivalries. Writing with lucidity, Burrowes draws upon his extensive research to reinforce his general points with an astonishing range of historical examples. It is, in my view, the best treatment of the subject, and bound to be widely read and discussed.