Radio has been called 'Africa's medium'. Its wide accessibility is a result of a number of factors, including the liberalisation policies of the 'third wave' of democracy and its ability to transcend the barriers of cost, geographical boundaries, the colonial linguistic heritage and low literacy levels. This sets it apart from other media platforms in facilitating political debate, shaping identities and assisting listeners as they negotiate the challenges of everyday life on the continent. Radio in Africa breaks new ground ...

Radio in Africa: Publics, Cultures, Communities 2012, James Currey, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781847010612