Alternative media: a viable option for Southern Africa?

Banda, Fackson (2006) Alternative media: a viable option for Southern Africa? OPENSPACE, 1 (5). pp. 80-83. ISSN 1813-3509




The article attempts a historically and culturally based definition of alternative media. It then gives some case studies to illustrate the efficacy of such media forms, apart from highlighting the problems associated with them. It concludes that alternative media emerge to deal with specific ideological projects and, as such, must be viewed as satisfying a specific need at a specific point in time.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:alternative media; community media; ideology; participation; culture; broadcasting; new information and communication technology; empowerment
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
ID Code:537
Deposited By: Prof. Fackson Banda
Deposited On:23 Jan 2007
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