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A New Development Model - A New Communication Policy?

On Communications in Nicaragua before and after July 19, 1979


Doris Läpple-Wagenhals

After the overthrow of the Somoza regime in July 1979 a political movement assumed power in Nicaragua whose approach to development was totally different from that of the previous dictatorship. Thus the question arises, how these changes affected the country's communication system. Main emphasis in this empirical study is on mass communication. Besides the structure of the communication system and its development, its interrelations with other subsystems of society - like politics, economy, and education - are also examined.
Contents: Structure and Development of Nicaragua's Communication System - The Government's Role in Communication - The Economic Side of Mass Communication - Significance of Communication within Nicaragua's Society.