Auteur / Author : FARDON, Richard, & FURNISS, Graham, eds. LIVRE / BOOK
Titre / Title : African Broadcast Cultures : Radio in Transition
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Editeur / Publisher : James Currey Publishers EN
Année / Year : 2000   Nbr. Pages :      256 pages     Taille / Size


Evaluation / Book review.
Radio has played a pivotal and all-importnt role in situations of conflict, crisis, change and development' on the African continent. Local radio stations as much as international bradcasters have been both the barometers and the agents of change. No other medium of communication in Africa comes close to radio in terms of audience, political significance and cultural power.This book provides a timely and cross-continental perspective on a much neglected aspect of African public culture in its political structures and economic fortunes. Based upon a series of case studies by academics and radio journalists, analysing the role of radio in public life in situations of conflict and peace, the book argues for the success of multiplicity and localization in radio. (cover)

Table of Content:
Part 1 Sub-Saharan surveys
- from saucepan to dish - radio and TV in Africa, Graham Mytton
- rural radio in Africa - audience research and participation strategies, Jean-Pierre Ilboudo.

Part 2 Case studies in local radio
- community radio and development -issues and examples from Francophone West Africa, Mary Myers
- the evolution of radio broadcasting in Burkina Faso - "from mother radio to local radios", Urbain Nombre
- radio in Niger - central control versus local cultures, Christine Nimaga Ceesay
- new local radio stations in African languages and the process of political transformation in the Republic of Benin - the case of Radio Rurale Locale Tanguieta (northern Benin), Tilo Gratz
- popular culture in advertising - Nigerian Hausa radio, Mansur Abdulkadir.

Part 3 Radio, conflict and political transition
- the future of community radio in Africa - the case of southern Africa, Aida Opoku-Mensah
- the multiple voices of Sudanese airspace, Wendy James
- radio and conflict in Sierra Leone, Paul Richards
- radio and the right to free speech (Rwanda and Zambia compared), Richard Carver and Linda Kirschke
- the growth of independent broadcasting in South Africa -lessons for Africa?, Jeanette Minnie
- is radio pluralism an instrument of political change? insights from Zambia, Jean-Pascal Daloz and Katherine Verrier-Frechette.

Part 4 National and international broadcasters
- obstacles to the emergence of a national radio and television broadcasting culture in Senegal, Ibrahima Sane
- the relations between international and local broadcasters, Roger Nouma
- the changing face of the BBC World Service for Africa, Elizabeth Ohene
- postscript - the role of international broadcasters - a discussion.

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