The Rise of the Alternative Media

  • Sylvester Dombo


This chapter looks at the media landscape in Zimbabwe after the banning of both the African Daily News and the Daily News. As the only daily newspapers of the time, their closures had serious and damaging implications on the politics of the country. However, with time, there was a rise of alternative media that sought to fill the void. This chapter therefore looks at these alternative media, which appeared in the form of underground newspapers as well as online newspapers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, Department of History, Archaeology and Development StudiesMashava Campus, Great Zimbabwe UniversityMasvingoZimbabwe

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