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Title:Who is the 'community' in community radio? A case study of 'Radio Progress' in the Upper West Region, Ghana
Authors:Diedong, Africanus L.
Naaikuur, Lawrence
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:community radio
community participation
Abstract:Community radio is a medium that can strengthen communal ties, promote local identity, encourage open dialogue and the democratic process among different ethnic groups, and promote development and social change. The authors of this article argue that these objectives can only be achieved through an in-depth understanding of the concept 'community.' This paper offers a theoretical clarification of the concept of 'community' in community radio. It correlates that with some perspectives of community members, through a case study of 'Radio Progress' in the Upper West Region in Ghana. The main findings of the study include the non-participatory nature of most radio programs and the need for a conceptual clarification of 'community' by the stakeholders of Radio Progress. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]