Broadcasting in Sierra Leone

Overview

Broadcasting in Sierra Leone provides a historical and contemporary overview of the first African nation to introduce television and radio broadcasting. Patricia A. Holmes presents a well researched history on broadcasting in the Sierra Leone that breaks new ground in the social, ethnic, economic, and political climate in the context of broadcasting development, utilizing many never before used documents, including some from British Broadcasting Corporation Written Archives Center which date back to the first ...

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Overview

Broadcasting in Sierra Leone provides a historical and contemporary overview of the first African nation to introduce television and radio broadcasting. Patricia A. Holmes presents a well researched history on broadcasting in the Sierra Leone that breaks new ground in the social, ethnic, economic, and political climate in the context of broadcasting development, utilizing many never before used documents, including some from British Broadcasting Corporation Written Archives Center which date back to the first broadcast in 1934. She documents the beginnings of colonial and government-owned media to current movements toward privatization, with Sierra Leone being one of the few African nations to open up the airwaves to the private sector. Holmes also explores the potential effects of the present civil unrest on the broadcasting industry in Sierra Leone.

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Editorial Reviews

Hassan B. Sisay
...a solid, well organized, and brilliantly-written text on the history of broadcasting in Sierra Leone and elsewhere in Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761811817
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/15/1999
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia A. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Communications at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 List of Maps chapter 2 Figures/Tables chapter 3 List of Appendices chapter 4 Foreword chapter 5 Preface chapter 6 Acknowledgments chapter 7 Sierra Leone Chronology chapter 8 An Historical Overview of Sierra Leone chapter 9 Introduction chapter 10 An Overview of the First African Country to Introduce Broadcasting chapter 11 An Overview of Post-War Activities chapter 12 The Introduction of Electronic Broadcasting chapter 13 A Comprehensive Examination of Sierra Leone Television chapter 14 Discussion of SLBS Radio From 1963 to Present chapter 15 Broadcasting for National Development chapter 16 A Review of Contributions by International Organizations chapter 17 Sierra Leone's Current Move Into Private Ownership of Radio chapter 18 Appendices chapter 19 Notes and References chapter 20 Selected Bibliography chapter 21 Index chapter 22 About the Author

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