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Conclusion

  • Wiebke LamerEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides a summary of the book’s findings and discusses their implications for press freedom, human rights, international relations, and the future of the Western liberal order. It argues that press freedom and other communication rights are at the forefront of the global struggle between democracy and authoritarian counternorms. It also offers suggestions on how to elevate press freedom to a more prominent place in the current human rights debate.

Keywords

Press freedom Democracy Human rights Authoritarian counternorms Liberal order 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)VeniceItaly

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