Media and democracy in Africa

Medarbetare: Hydén, Göran | Leslie, Michael | Ogundimu, Folu Folarin
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Transaction publishers
År: 2002
Språk: eng
Ämnesord: media, democracy, political development, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Identifikator: urn:isbn:91-7106-495-8
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA provides the first comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the role of the media in political change in sub-Saharan Africa. The central argument of the volume is that while the media may still be relatively weak compared to their positions in liberal democracies, they have come to play a much more important role than ever before since independence. This volume shows that the media scene in Africa is diverse. It stretches from the well-developed and technologically advanced situation in South Africa to the still fledgling media operations that are typical in sub-Saharan Africa. In these countries, print media as well as television and radio are just beginning to take their place in society and do so using simple and often outdated technology. MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA is organized to provide a historical perspective on the evolution of the African media, placing the present in the context of the past, including both colonial and post-colonial experiences. It will be of interest to Africa area specialists, students of media and communications, political scientists and sociologists.