African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition

African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition

by Richard Fardon, Graham Furniss
     
 
Radio has played a pivotal role in situations of conflict, crisis, change and development on the African continent. Local radio stations are as important as international broadcasters being both the barometers and agents of change. North America: Praeger

Overview

Radio has played a pivotal role in situations of conflict, crisis, change and development on the African continent. Local radio stations are as important as international broadcasters being both the barometers and agents of change. North America: Praeger

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From the Publisher
This collection on radio in Africa is extremely timely ... Whereas only a few years ago radio was almost always a centralized state monopoly, now a variety of stations - public, private, and community based - have proliferated. Thus, this is a very exciting moment, for media studies generally and for radio in particular, and a book on the current state of radio in Africa is most welcome. - Charles Ambler, University of Texas at El Paso ...excellent collection ... Fardon and Furniss and their various collaborators have provided us with a most useful collection, and one which in some ways continues the editors' earlier work on language policy. ... It opens up an important subject. - Stephen Ellis in SOAS BULLETIN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852558287
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
256

Meet the Author

RICHARD FARDON is a former chairman of the Centre of African Studies at the University of London.

GRAHAM FURNISS is also a former chairman of the Centre for African Studies. Fardon and Furniss previously collaborated on African Languages, Development, and the State (1994).

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