The "first amendment" in Nepal: How Madison's America informs press freedom efforts globally

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Abstract

As the reality of Marshall McLuhan's global village grows by the day, previously under-the-radar nations assume new positions of relevance. Analyzing Nepal's efforts to transform itself from monarchy to democracy, complete with a constitution that includes press and speech freedom provisions, is useful. It serves to highlight the uniqueness of America's post-revolutionary experience that resulted in, among other documents, the First Amendment. This article focuses on those unique circumstances, in part by utilizing a Madisonian perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-453
Number of pages29
JournalCommunication Law and Policy
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Law

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