The Effect on Election and Economics Information as Realization of Right to Information in India

By Q-Man Ban.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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This study describes economic information in Indian newspapers in relation to right to information (RTI) and the Indian RTI Act, by analyzing correlations between information provided through the Act and information in the Times of India during Indian presidential elections in 2012 and the “IMF crisis” of 2013. UCINET 6 was used to visualize connections between keywords. The results show that the economic information provided by Indian newspapers does not meet guarantees for provision of information under RTI, and that economic news articles deliver only imperfect information on foreign exchange and related matters, restricting their utility for people’s economic behavior.

Keywords: Social Network Analysis, Right to Information, Business Media, Economy of India, UCINET

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp.49-67. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 30, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.690MB)).

Dr. Q-Man Ban

Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University of Suwon, South Korea