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The Internet and democracy building in Lusophone African countries

Author: Susana Salgado
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This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media on Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism to emerge from evolving communication environments and media  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susana Salgado
ISBN: 9781409436560 140943656X 9781409436577 1409436578 9781409472933 1409472930
OCLC Number: 1002926982
Description: 1 vol. (XI-185 p.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction. Part I Media, Democracy and Development: Development and democracy; Media, information and democratization; The role of the Internet: hope, potential and reality. Part II Lusophone African Countries: Similar Past, Different Present, What Future?: Similarities and differences; Politics and media in Angola; Politics and media in Mozambique; Politics and media in Sao Tome and Principe; Politics and media in Cape Verde. Part III The Use of the Internet in the Lusophone African Countries and its Influence in Democratization: Contextual constraints for the potential of the Internet in Lusophone African countries; Online news media; The use of blogs and social network websites; Political parties' websites; Conclusions. References; List of interviews; Index.
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