research product . 2020

Is Media Assistance Obsolete? A Practice-Based Perspective on the Potential for Digital Technologies to Achieve Media Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa

Higgins, Daire;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The area of media assistance is not a widely known part of the Development Aid sector, even though it has been in existence since after World War II and has grown significantly since then as part of the development agenda. Media Assistance has been included in the strategies of Western and non Western donors as part of their overseas Aid programmes in many regions, supporting journalism and media with the objectives of contributing to accountability, transparency, governance and ultimately, democracy. This thesis examines the impact on the Media Assistance sector of the arrival of digital technologies into the ‘information ecosystems’ in which it operates. Where...
Subjects
free text keywords: Development Aid sector, Media Assistance, journalism, media, Digital Humanities
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Social Science and Humanities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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