THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT: FROM VISION TO REALITY

John Kakonage

Abstract


African countries have prepared long-term plans and strategic visions for their national development that capture their aspirations, and these commonly include becoming industrialized by 2020 or at the latest 2030. However, the realization of these visions is constrained by several challenges. This paper will briefly examine the factors impeding implementation, and the positive role the media could play in accelerating the process.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5789/7-2-139

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