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Power and press freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970 : the impact of globalization and civil society on media-government relations

Author: Carl Patrick Burrowes
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burrowes, Carl Patrick.
Power and press freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607648244
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Patrick Burrowes
ISBN: 1592212948 9781592212941 159221293X 9781592212934
OCLC Number: 55730264
Description: xiii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Liberian society and the press --
Theoretical framework --
Liberia in 1843 --
A press to herald a nation or illuminate all Africa? --
Institutional context of the press --
Denominational affiliation and politics --
Government-church controversies --
"Seys Party" and the 1840 election --
The press : raising national consciousness --
Race, republicanism and freedom of expression --
Geographic limits of society --
Churches, government, and the press --
Electoral politics and journalism --
The 1871 coup d'État --
Competing ideas of status --
Johnson's attempted synthesis --
From a culturally-based polity to a territorial state --
Government, politics, and the press --
Influence of fraternities, corporations, and chiefs --
Declining influence of the church --
From Pan-Africanism to Liberian nationalism --
Political emergence of women --
Church affiliations and political alliances --
Politics and restrictions of free expression --
Fall of the King administration --
Impact of the expansionist paradigm --
Journalism during the Barclay years --
Electoral politics --
Barclay uses the sedition law --
Tubman further restricts rights --
Institutional and cultural changes --
Journalism in the Tubman years --
Restrictions on the press --
The Independent, the Listener and the 1955 elections --
Themes and legacy of the period --
Liberia and press freedom theory --
Press freedom and stability --
Press freedom and globalization --
Press freedom and power relations --
Core values and restrictions --
Policy and research implications.
Responsibility: Carl Patrick Burrowes.
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