Participatory media for a non-participating community: Western media for Southern communities
MetadataShow full item record
This paper draws on the contrast between community media and the nature of its communities in Africa that are not participatory but use participatory media. The general contention is that participatory media in Africa preside over non-participatory communities. The paper uses data collected at one Ugandan community media to prove that the limitations between community media and ‘the community’ require over half a century to solve. The immediate solution should be to rethink the idea of community, pay more attention not just to the nature of which media can develop which community as if it (community) was a homogeneous entity but also the idea of which community has the ability to host which media. The paper concludes by suggesting a redefinition of media to include non-media forms that show more potential in enhancing participation for all than community media.
Use this URI to cite this item:http://ucudir.ucu.ac.ug/xmlui/handle/20.500.11951/236
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Kaddu, Sarah; Mukasa, Geoffrey (African Research and Documentation, 2016)The development and application of social media, has transformed Ugandan social life. Transformations are seen in the way Ugandans are socializing with one another and in the way families utilize their free time. Through ...
Chibita, Monica B. (African Communication Research journal Published by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza, Tanzania, 2010)This article examines attempts to put into policy or law the parameters of media freedoms in Uganda since the colonial period. Taking a historical approach, the paper identifies major trends in media policy in Uganda across ...
Chibita, Monica B. (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2016)Since the liberation of Uganda’s broadcast media sector two decades ago, the sector has seen considerable growth. The number of channels has multiplied and the programming menu has taken on a more global and commercial(ized) ...