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By Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey, Fackson Banda

ISBN-10: 0230614868

ISBN-13: 9780230614864

African Media and the electronic Public Sphere examines, from theoretical and empirical views, the claims that new details and communique applied sciences (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic switch in Africa. participants achieve this from optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances via analyses of phrases and deeds of varied political actors and companies or associations, from executive devices to political events and occasion leaders to civil society organisations and minority teams. it's the first such book contributed to by way of a number of African and Africanist students, established in Africa and worldwide, whose examine and/or perform actions concentrate on the connection among new electronic media and democracy at the continent.

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In North Africa, the Ministry of Education of Egypt (http://knowledge. gov. ma) “allows its citizens to create accounts online, download financial statistics and retrieve archived information . . ” (UN-DESA 2008, 25). West African countries such as Cameroon started creating portals as far back as 2001 (Olivier 2002). One portal has been singled out for its e-participation excellence. bf) “is the only African portal which allows for online consultation” (UN-DESA 2008, 27). sante. sn). 1057/9780230621756 - African Media and the Digital Public Sphere, Edited by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J.

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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