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Press Freedom in Africa : Comparative perspectives

By: Wasserman, Herman.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (161 p.).ISBN: 9780203720608.Subject(s): Communication -- Political aspects -- South Africa | Freedom of the press -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century | Mass media -- Political aspects -- South Africa | Press and politics -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century | South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Press Freedom in Africa : Comparative perspectivesDDC classification: 323.445096 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword: Press Freedom in a "Game" of Interests -- 1. Press Freedom in Africa: Discourses, debates, controversies -- 2. South African media in comparative perspective -- 3. Growing pains in the development of a free press in Africa and Asia: A comparative analysis - South Africa and India -- 4. Best practice in media self-regulation: A three-way test to avoid selective borrowing and ad hoc transplants -- 5. Development journalism revived: The case of Ethiopia
6. Going back to the crossroads: Visions of a democratic media future at the dawn of the new South Africa -- 7. The ANC's poverty of strategy on media accountability -- 8. Whose freedom? South Africa's press, middle-class bias and the threat of control -- 9. The present is another country: A comment on the 2010 media freedom debate -- Index
Summary: This book 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 as well as international comparisons, a wide range of global contributors provide critical assessments of the state of press freedom on the continent and critical perspectives on the dominant discourses around freedom and democracy. Some fear an alarming slide towards a media-intolerant environment in South Africa, and the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal and t
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword: Press Freedom in a "Game" of Interests -- 1. Press Freedom in Africa: Discourses, debates, controversies -- 2. South African media in comparative perspective -- 3. Growing pains in the development of a free press in Africa and Asia: A comparative analysis - South Africa and India -- 4. Best practice in media self-regulation: A three-way test to avoid selective borrowing and ad hoc transplants -- 5. Development journalism revived: The case of Ethiopia

6. Going back to the crossroads: Visions of a democratic media future at the dawn of the new South Africa -- 7. The ANC's poverty of strategy on media accountability -- 8. Whose freedom? South Africa's press, middle-class bias and the threat of control -- 9. The present is another country: A comment on the 2010 media freedom debate -- Index

This book 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 as well as international comparisons, a wide range of global contributors provide critical assessments of the state of press freedom on the continent and critical perspectives on the dominant discourses around freedom and democracy. Some fear an alarming slide towards a media-intolerant environment in South Africa, and the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal and t

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<p>Herman Wasserman is Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He has published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa and edits the journal Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies .</p>

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