This segment contains the following Indicators available to order.
Measures presence of bookstores and book outlets (may include new media/ebooks).
Magazine availability and outlets for printed periodicals.
Measuring media censorship (and media manipulation) by central authorities blocks economic opportunities, as events over take centralised bodies.
News journalism sources in the city (of all kinds).
Libraries and media centers for the public to access free information are crucial to new types of innovation.
TV & Radio Networks
The number, existence and independence of local TV and radio networks.
Measures independent underground newspapers, zines or other ‘dissent’ publications.
Web censorship or control can lead to the blocking of business opportunities, and rampant industrial espionage (an emerging problem).
Data Points within these indicators are also available for separate order.