Media Development in Instable Media Systems

By Johanna Mack


This research project aims to provide a mapping of all media actors and media development actors in Guinea-Bissau, which is counted by UNDESA as one of the ten least developed countries in the world. Critically applying postcolonial theories, it will conceptualize as a country-case study a media system analysis for Guinea-Bissau, with a special focus on the function of international development assistance for the Bissau-Guinean (national) media system. Thereby, it will contribute to the theoretical discussion about chances and limits of media system analysis and the transnationalisation of media systems in the case of countries receiving

media development assistance. Perspectives for achieving a stabilizing impact of media development assistance in instable contexts will be drawn from a comparison with a second country.




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