African Media and the Digital Public Sphere (International by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey, Fackson Banda

By Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey, Fackson Banda

African Media and the electronic Public Sphere examines, from theoretical and empirical views, the claims that new details and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic swap in Africa. members accomplish that from optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances via analyses of phrases and deeds of assorted political actors and firms or associations, from executive devices to political events and occasion leaders to civil society firms and minority teams. it's the first such book contributed to via a variety of African and Africanist students, established in Africa and world wide, whose learn and/or perform actions concentrate on the connection among new electronic media and democracy at the continent.

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Frère argues, in chapter thirteen, that in the midst of hostile conflict environments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi, journalists have seen their professional practice greatly transformed by the new technologies of information. 1057/9780230621756 - African Media and the Digital Public Sphere, Edited by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey and Fackson Banda 17 journalists, of the complex conflict situation in their countries, thereby enabling them to make significant contributions to peace-building efforts in the Great Lakes region.

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1057/9780230621756 - African Media and the Digital Public Sphere, Edited by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey and Fackson Banda 33 and the growing digital infrastructure of e-government” (Heeks 2002, 7). Such “intelligent intermediaries” could include professionals, public servants, NGOs and CBOs, or other public institutions (Heeks 2002, 7). 3 million public service employees an opportunity to acquire Internet-connected PCs, although the project failed due to stakeholder fears of economic risks (Levin 2002).

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