By Dr Kiran Hassan, Associate Fellow – Institute of Commonwealth Studies,
Is China’s growing presence in the media in Commonwealth countries compatible with the Commonwealth’s core values of good governance, freedom of expression and transparency?
Up to 900 million eligible voters in India will go to the polls in April and May. Historically largely well informed, thanks to government and policy discussions in the media before general elections, Indians have been able to vote out incompetent or corrupt governments. But things are looking different this time, explains Dr Kiran Hassan, associate fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.