|Chapter title||The State and Public Broadcasting: Continuity and Change in Zimbabwe|
Mano interrogates the evolving role of the state in public broadcasting, which he argues remains strong. He is interested in the emerging local and global forces that are undermining the centrality of nation-states to broadcasting. The challenge to state power is emanating from new power relations involving local and global actors. In the African context, the state-led broadcasting frameworks are still significant but are now under negotiation due rival power centres using more effective strategies. The chapter considers Sparks’ elite continuity theory and examines the case of Zimbabwe to analyse the role of the state in public broadcasting in historical and contemporary terms. It is shown through continuity and change of state control over broadcasting that to some extent Zimbabwe fits in with elite continuity theory.
|Keywords||Public broadcasting, Africa State, global media, State Power, Civil Society, African broadcasting|
|Book title||Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State|
|Published||12 Jan 2016|
|Place of publication||London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1057/9781137493958_12|
|Web address (URL)||https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137493958_12|