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Seven contributors explore the complex interface between the media and democracy. They consider legislative and policy environments necessary for the media to play a meaningful role in building democracy. While the book focus on south Africa, two contributors provide international perspectives on questions pertinent to media today.

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Format : 145mm x 210mm
Pages : 264
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1854-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1854-3
Publish Year : 1998
Introduction - Jane Duncan and Mandla Seleoane

1. Editorial democracy: a fight for our space 2. South African media: current outlook and climate for press freedom- John Manyara
3. Freedom of expression and interim constitution - Gilbert Marcus
4. The media and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).-John Majapelo
5. Ownership and control of media in South Africa.-Clive Emdon
6. Comtask and information technology- Steven Mncube
7. Civil Society and the Media- Clive Emdon
8. Community media: a price we can afford- Karen Thorne

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