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Title:Information is not just education or development
Author:Thiam, Moctar
Periodical:Educafrica: Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Africa
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:media policy
mass communication
Abstract:Approaching the issue of communication from a journalist's point of view, the author tries to show that public information organs, as communication tools, are neither designed nor intended solely for the ducation of their users, and that they cannot function as surrogates for schools. While agreeing that the mass communication media have an important function in the development of education and the dissemination of certain cultural values, he puts in a reminder that communication nevertheless has a social function quite distinct from its instrumental uses. - Notes.