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 info and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic swap in Africa. participants achieve this from optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances via analyses of phrases and deeds of varied political actors and firms or associations, from govt devices to political events and celebration leaders to civil society enterprises and minority teams. it's the first such book contributed to by means of numerous African and Africanist students, established in Africa and worldwide, whose examine and/or perform actions specialise in the connection among new electronic media and democracy at the continent.

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1057/9780230621756 - African Media and the Digital Public Sphere, Edited by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey and Fackson Banda F. BANDA, O. F. MUDHAI, AND W. J. TETTEY authors take a close look at the political, social, and economic impact of the Internet and cellular telephony on the “empowerment” of rural women in Uganda and Zambia. They argue that ICT projects targeted at women in these countries, and other developing societies, often privilege the Internet at the expense of other ICTs, yet cell phones are being appropriated and used at an exponential rate in these communities.

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