Models of and approaches to the station management of six African community radio broadcasters

  • Linje Manyozo London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Goretti Nassanga Linda Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Makerere University
  • Claudia Lopes PhD Candidate, Methodology Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Keywords: Management committees, community radio, station management, consultation, participation

Abstract

This article is a political economy critique that contributes to current scholarship on community radio and development by examining the question of the management of six networks from Mali, Mozambique and Uganda. This discussion argues that understanding the models and functions of management committees will go a long way towards contributing to conversations on how community radios could achieve social, institutional, financial and ideological sustainability. The article also examines how management committees approach their work in the age of new Information Communication Technologies (especially mobile phones, computers and the Internet), and whether there is a gender digital divide within such committees. At the centre of the
current discussion, therefore, is an attempt to understand the flow and contestation of power within community radio management committees.

Author Biography

Linje Manyozo, London School of Economics and Political Science
Lecturer and Director, MSc Programme in Media, Communication and Development, Department of Media and Communications
Published
2012-03-30
How to Cite
Manyozo, L., Linda, G., & Lopes, C. (2012). Models of and approaches to the station management of six African community radio broadcasters. MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 28(52), 21 p. https://doi.org/10.7146/mediekultur.v28i52.5489