Colonialism and the Development of the Press in Zimbabwe

  • Sylvester Dombo


This chapter traces the development of the press during the early days of colonialism up to the birth of the African Daily News. It acts as an overview to the factors that promoted or hindered the development of the press in the country. It argues that the development of the press in the country cannot be looked at in isolation with the growth of colonialism in the region. The main actors in colonialism are the same actors in the development of the press. This also in a way shows the motives of this press and its attitude to the Africans.

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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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