Africa's Media: Democracy and the Politics of Belonging

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Mai 2005



This major study explores the role of the mass media in promoting democracy and empowering civil society in Africa. The author contextualizes Africa within in the rapidly changing global media and shows how patterns of media ownership and state control have evolved and the huge difficulties under which most African media workers labor. The author also explores the whole question of media ethics and professionalism in Africa. The general analysis is supported by a detailed case study of Cameroon.


1. In the Name of Democracy: The Press and Its Predicaments; 2. Media Ethics, Professionalism and Training in Africa; 3. Multiparty Politics in Cameroon; 4. The Official Media, Belonging and Democratisation; 5. The Legal Framework and the Private Press; 6. Professionalism and Ethics in the Private Press in Cameroon; 7. Creative Appropriation of ICTs, Rumour, Press Cartoons and Politics; 8. Liberal Democracy: Victim of a Partisan and Ethnic Press; 9. Communication Policies in Africa: Lessons from the West


Francis B. Nyamnjoh is associate professor of sociology and head of publications and communications with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He previously taught at universities in Cameroon, Botswana and South Africa. His most recent books include Negotiating an Anglophone Identity (Brill, 2003) and Rights and the Politics of Recognition in Africa (Zed Books, 2004).
EAN: 9781842775820
ISBN: 1842775820
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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