Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Bergen Resource Centre, Juss 2, Jekteviksbakken 31

The book represents an attempt to come to grips with how the media in different parts of Africa plays an important role in the political and social processes of change on the continent. The perspective of the book is comparative. It contains overviews of the role of communication as well as case studies of the situation in individual countries and societies - Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The book analyses the printed press and broadcasting as well as the function of new digital media such as the Internet and mobile telephony. The chapters deal with both the more political and democratic implications of the media as well as issues around communication for development. The book is the result of continuous research in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo in cooperation with universities in Africa.

Helge Rønning is a professor in The Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. He has been working with questions related to Africa for more than thirty years.