The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries

Author: Susana Salgado

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317027124

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism to emerge from evolving communication environments and media systems. The book analyses the different forms of democracy, the concept of development, and addresses the debate about the relationship between democracy and development and explores the influence of the media in the democratization process, the promises that digital media bring to this process and to development and the implications of the African digital divide. In certain countries in this region democracy and independent news media are in their infancy but are starting to take hold, giving an excellent opportunity to observe the dynamics of civil society and the influence of increased freedom, new voting powers and new media in particular. The book offers important insights into the roles and functions that the media in general, and the Internet in particular, can perform in the creation of a more democratic society, as well as in empowering and educating citizens in democratic values.

The Palgrave Handbook of Media and Communication Research in Africa

Author: Bruce Mutsvairo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319704435

Category: Social Science

Page: 497

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This handbook attempts to fill the gap in empirical scholarship of media and communication research in Africa, from an Africanist perspective. The collection draws on expert knowledge of key media and communication scholars in Africa and the diaspora, offering a counter-narrative to existing Western and Eurocentric discourses of knowledge-production. As the decolonial turn takes centre stage across Africa, this collection further rethinks media and communication research in a post-colonial setting and provides empirical evidence as to why some of the methods conceptualised in Europe will not work in Africa. The result is a thorough appraisal of the current threats, challenges and opportunities facing the discipline on the continent.

The Global Information Technology Report 2002-2003

Readiness for the Networked World

Author: Soumitra Dutta,Bruno Lanvin,Fiona Paua

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195161694

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

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Comprehensive assessment of networked readiness, covering eighty-two of the leading economies of the world.


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