Promoting Independent Media

Promoting Independent Media : Strategies for Democracy Assistance

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Krishna Kumar surveys the nature and significance of international aid designed to build and strengthen independent news media in support of democratization and development. Providing the first comprehensive coverage of media assistance programs, Kumar discusses the evolution, focus, and overall impact of a range of intervention strategies. He also presents seven in-depth case studies based on extensive USAID-sponsored fieldwork; here he examines the context, accomplishments, and failures of efforts in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Central America, Indonesia, Russia, Serbia, and Sierra Leone. A concluding chapter summarizes the findings of the study and suggests their important implications for international media assistance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 340.2g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1588264297
  • 9781588264299
  • 1,865,339

About Krishna Kumar

Krishna Kumar is senior social scientist with the US Agency for International Development. His recent books include Rebuilding Societies After Civil War: Critical Roles for International Assistance; Women and Civil War: Impact, Organization, and Action; and Postconflict Elections, Democratization, and International Assistance.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.; Approaches to Independent Media Building.; Journalism Training and Institution Building in Central America.; Promoting Regional Television Stations in Russia.; Building the "Open Broadcasting Network" in Bosnia.; Media Assistance and Regime Change in Serbia.; Supporting Independent Radio Stations in Indonesia.; Establishing Community Radio Stations in Afghanistan.; The "Talking Drum Studio" in Sierra Leone.; Recommendations to the International Community.show more