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Mass communication, democracy, and civil society in Africa

Mass communication, democracy, and civil society in Africa

international perspectives

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Published by Nigerian National Commission for Unesco in Lagos .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Mass media -- Social aspects -- Africa.,
    • Mass media -- Political aspects -- Africa.,
    • Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- Africa.,
    • Telecommunication -- Political aspects -- Africa.,
    • Civil society -- Africa.,
    • Democratization -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

      Statementedited by Luke Uka Uche.
      ContributionsUche, Luke Uka, 1947-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN780.Z9 M35 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 557 p. :
      Number of Pages557
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3998709M
      ISBN 109780416838
      LC Control Number2001345843
      OCLC/WorldCa46803365

      “Globalization, mass communication, democracy, and security in Africa: Some considerations” Theoretic overview. The central question for this discussion paper was to assess how the advancement and penetration of mass communication technology positively or negatively affect African democracy and development. Democracy promotion and civil society Book section Original citation: Ishkanian, Armine () Democracy promotion and civil society. In: Albrow, Martin and Glasius, Marlies and Anheier, Helmut K. and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) Global Civil Society /8: Communicative Power and Democracy. Global Civil Society - Year Books. SAGE publications.

      To achieve greater media effectiveness in promoting democratic ideals and governance in Africa, there is need for private sector partnership and involvement of civil society organizations in media ownership in order to achieve a balance. Keywords: Democracy in Africa, Mass Media and Democracy. Arato and cohan J.L. () in the book Civil society and political theory, searching the condition of utopia of civil society, explore the pre-modern and post-modern situations. They tried to established contemporary connotation of civil society. The authors concluded that civil society .

      Civil Society, Emigration and Democracy in Africa: An Alternative Proposition By Bradley, Matthew Todd The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, . In the on-going democratic debate, the Cameroonian media have not played the role of objective mediators. A one-party logic, of which government, opposition and the public are guilty, has prevented Cameroonian multipartyism from addressing the major issue: that of how best to bring about real participatory democracy.


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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. Career. He graduated from the School of Journalism at the Belarusian State University ingot Ph.D. inand Dr. Habilitate (Professor) in Sociology in Published over scholarly articles, and edited dozen books on mass media, communication and democracy, civil society and political process in the USSR, Belarus and abroad (USA, Brazil, Korea, Canada, South Africa, Australia Alma mater: Belarusian State University.

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 and civil society in Africa book African media workers labour.

Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa provides the first in-depth analysis of the evolution of mass communication and the impact of new media technologies in Cameroon. Written and edited by African scholars, this volume maps out the changing media ecology of Cameroon and provides practical survey methods for communication research.

This article analyzes the role of civil society in promoting democracy and good governance in Africa. It begins by exploring the debate about what constitutes civil society in Africa. Media democracy is the group of ideas that believes in reforming mass media by means such as improving public service broadcasting, participating in various forms of media and journalism, offering various platforms for public discussion and expression of opinions.

Obiozor, G. and Onyekwere, E. The Role of the Nigerian Media in the Creation of Democracy. In Uche, L.U. (ed) Mass Communication, Democracy and the Civil Society in Africa.

Federal Ministry of Education: National Communication for UNESCO. Recent discussion of democratization in Africa has focused primarily on the reform of formal state institutions: the public service, the judiciary, and the legislature. Similarly, both scholars and activists have shown interest in how associational life-and with it a civil society-might be enhanced in the countries of the African continent.

The importance of new civil society organisations for creating and maintaining democracy in Africa has been greatly overstated. Scholars and donors holding the conventional view claim that new autonomous, interest‐specific and rule‐respecting associations can liberalise authoritarian states and sustain democratic governance.

civil society debate, namely, whether a local Catholic parish has the ability to socialize and mobilize its membership to promote also describes how the expectations of the civil society advocates take little account of the reality in Kibera.

The social, economic and political. The history of newspapers in South Africa dates back towhen the governor of the Cape Colony initiated the publishing of the government-controlled Cape Town Gazette and African first privately owned newspaper, the SA Commercial Advertiser was published inwith Thomas Pringle and John Fairbairn as editors.

The first Dutch language newspaper, De Zuid-Afrikaan, was. Africa, the development of strong civil societies is seen as vital for democratization and democratic stability and in thinking about the role of the State.

ii For example, Bratton argues that civil society holds the latent promise of political pluralism. iii In the case of. This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness.

Advancing integration implies a shift in power between governments, parliaments, and civil society. Soviet civil society and promote the USSR’s democratic evolution. However, rising centrifugal nationalism and political instability demanded new models for understanding the Soviet state- society relations and raised the specter of the violent disintegration of the multi-ethnic, nuclear empire.

Communication Models for the Study of Mass Communication (4th ed). New York: Addison Wesley Longman Publishers. Introduction to Mass Communication. Enugu: New Generation Books. Rhetorica (n. d.). Mass Communication, Democracy and Civil Society in Africa: International Perspectives.

Lagos: UNESCO – NATCOM. a global civil society, () Mass Communication and American Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil is an investigation into the complexities of the relationship established. 2. For further elaboration see, Sandra Braman and Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi, Globalization, communication and transnational civil society, (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, ), also see Joseph S.

Nye & John D. Donahue (eds.), Governance in a globalizing world Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press, 3. Robert S. Fortner is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Bulgaria.

He is the author or editor of seven books and almost essays. Mark Fackler is Professor of Communication at Calvin College. He has written extensively on topics relating to communication and journalism ethics.

a democracy was the collective welfare of the society. Conversely, the exigencies of 1 Nannicini, T., Stella, A., Tabellini, G. and Troiano, U. Social Capital and Political Accountability. In South Africa, civil society as the drivers of change in their communities has a.

Section One: The Role of Civil Society in a Democracy. Believe that change can happen. Introduction. This section discusses the role of civil society in a democracy.

It looks at the various services civil society can provide to the government. It also looks at the other functions it may provides in keeping government accountable and transparent. Keywords: Media, democracy, development, multi-party politics, Cameroon, Africa, governance, poverty. 1. INTRODUCTION Cameroon is a country located in the very heart of Africa.

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