The State and Public Broadcasting: Continuity and Change in Zimbabwe

Mano, W. 2016. The State and Public Broadcasting: Continuity and Change in Zimbabwe. in: Flew, T., Iosifides, P. and Steemers, J. (ed.) Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State London Springer. pp. 190-205

Chapter titleThe State and Public Broadcasting: Continuity and Change in Zimbabwe
AuthorsMano, W.
EditorsFlew, T.
Iosifides, P.
Steemers, J.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsPublic broadcasting, Africa State, global media, State Power, Civil Society, African broadcasting
Book titleGlobal Media and National Policies: The Return of the State
Page range190-205
Year2016
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Published12 Jan 2016
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781137493958
9781349561957
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/9781137493958_12
Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137493958_12

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