An Overview of the State of Media in Africa

  • Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u


This chapter provides an overview of the state of media in Africa. It traces the historical development of newspapers in countries like Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. The chapter pays significant attention to the notion of traditional communication in Africa, which defined how communication messages were shared in Sub-Saharan Africa before the advent of newspapers in the continent. The notion of development communication which characterises the relationship between the media and the state after independence in developing countries was discussed. The chapter pays particular attention to the appropriation of the development communication model by state actors to undermine press freedom in Africa. The chapter concludes with examples of the studies about corruption scandals in Africa.


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  • Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u
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  1. 1.Uni Focus AcademyKanoNigeria

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