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Title:New media entrepreneurs and changing styles of public communication in Africa
Editor:Grätz, TiloISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal of African Cultural Studies (ISSN 1369-6815)
Volume:25
Issue:1
Pages:102
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Benin
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Kenya
Niger
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Subjects:mass communication
entrepreneurs
radio
television
advertising
journalism
Islamic culture
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjac20/25/1
Abstract:The focus of this special issue is the new media entrepreneurs and the ways in which these actors are currently appropriating media technologies to shape new public spheres in sub-Saharan Africa, and through this, creating new media genres. An introductory article by Tilo Grätz sketches the background of contemporary changes in African mediascapes. The indivual articles present case studies of various new pathways of individual or collective media engagement: Media boom in Kenya and celebrity galore (Maurice N. Amutabi); New media, pirate radio and the creative appropriation of technology in Zimbabwe: case of Radio Voice of the People (Admire Mare); Radio advertising and entrepreneurial conjunctions in Benin: producers, styles and technologies (Tilo Grätz); Reciprocity and risk in the work and lives of Kinshasa's TV journalists (Katrien Pype); Re-inventing a royalist 'public sphere' in contemporary Uganda: the example of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) (Florence Brisset-Foucault); Alarama is all at once: preacher, media 'savvy', and religious entrepreneur in Niamey (Niger) (Abdoulaye Sounaye). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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