Media in the Service of Citizens

Banda, Fackson (2006) Media in the Service of Citizens. In: Inaugural Press Freedom Day Public Lecture Series, 3 May 2006, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This lecture looks at the role of the media in promoting an enhanced citizenship, locating the debate within the discourse of development and freedom. It identifies threats to what can be characterised as a 'media-citizens compact', such as media over-commercialisation. It concludes that public-service media are cardinal to the enjoyment of citizenship rights and freedoms.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:There are plans to publish this article. I would thus be pleased if there are any publishers that might be interested in it.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Citizenship; Freedom; Development; Media; Democracy; Democratisation; Commercialisation; Journalism; Rights; Participation.
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
ID Code:271
Deposited By: Prof. Fackson Banda
Deposited On:03 Aug 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:17
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