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Title:Media and democratisation in Africa
Editor:White, Robert A.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African Communication Research (ISSN 1821-6544)
Volume:1
Issue:3
Pages:269-431
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
South Africa
Subjects:mass media
journalism
democracy
media and communication studies
literature reviews (form)
Abstract:There is widespread consensus that a major obstacle to development in Africa is bad governance. In democratic theory, the public gains the information necessary to evaluate and control governance largely through the media. This issue of 'African Communication Research' is dedicated to the media and democratisation in Africa. Contents: Review article: The role of media in democratic governance in Africa (Robert A. White) - A critical overview of media research in South Africa: communication, democracy and transformation (Keyan Tomaselli and David Nothling) - Investigative journalism and democratization in Nigeria (Vitalis Torwell) - Journalism research and democracy: moving out of the Western orbit (Beate Josephi) - Public confidence in media reporting of (2007 national) elections: a step backward in Nigeria (Peter Esuh). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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