The Power of Communication

Changes and Challenges in African Media

Edited by: Kristin Skare Orgeret, Helge Rønning

This book examines how the media in different parts of Africa plays an important role in the continent's political and social processes of change. The perspective of the book is comparative. It contains overviews of the role of communication, as well as case studies, of the situation in individual countries and societies: Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The book analyzes the printed press and broadcasting, as well as the function of new digital media, such as the Internet and cell phone technology. The chapters discuss both the more political and democratic implications of the media, as well as issues around communication for development.

362 pages

Publication Date: 11/13/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788274774544