Press freedom in Africa : comparative perspectives / edited by Herman Wasserman
- London, England ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 148 pages ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Wasserman, Herman
- Foreword : press freedom in a game of interests / Francis B. Nyamnjoh -- Press freedom in Africa : discourses, debates, controversies / Herman Wasserman -- South African media in comparative perspective / Colin Sparks -- Growing pains in the development of a free press in Africa and Asia : a comparative analysis : South Africa and India / Jiafei Yin -- Best practice in media self-regulation : a three-way test to avoid selective borrowing and ad hoc transplants / Guy Berger -- Development journalism revived : the case of Ethiopia / Terje S. Skjerdal -- Going back to the crossroads : visions of a new democratic media future at the dawn of the new South Africa / Gabriël J. Botma -- The ANC's poverty of strategy on media accountability / Jane Duncan -- Whose freedom? : South Africa's press, middle-class bias and the threat of control / Steven Friedman -- The present is another country : a comment on the 2010 media freedom debate / Peter D. McDonald.
- This text gives an overview of current debates surrounding press freedom in Africa in response to ongoing contestations between media and governments on the continent. Through case studies of individual African countries, a range of global contributors provide critical assessments of the state of democratic discourse on the continent.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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