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International Media Development

Historical Perspectives and New Frontiers

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Edited By Nicholas Benequista, Susan Abbott, Paul Rothman and Winston Mano

This collection is the first of its kind on the topic of media development. It brings together luminary thinkers in the field—both researchers and practitioners—to reflect on how advocacy groups, researchers, the international community and others can work to ensure that media can continue to serve as a force of democracy and development. But that mission faces considerable challenges. Media development paradigms are still too frequently associated with Western prejudices, or out of touch with the digital age. As we move past Western blueprints and into an uncertain digital future, what does media development mean? If we are to act meaningfully to shape the future of our increasingly mediated societies, we must answer this question.

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About the Contributors

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Marc Raboy is full professor and Beaverbrook chair in ethics, media and communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies. A former journalist in a wide variety of media, educated at McGill, Professor Raboy taught previously at the Université de Montréal and Laval University.

Monroe E. Price is an adjunct full professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. He directs the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London, and is the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.

Mark M. Nelson is the senior director of the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). A former journalist and development specialist, he has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development.

Silvio Waisbord is a professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

Nicole Stremlau is head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Her research focuses on media and governance, particularly in areas of conflict and insecurity in Africa. ← 275 | 276 →

Douglas Griffin the director of business development at Albany Associates....

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