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Promoting Independent Media

Promoting Independent Media

Promoting Independent Media

Promoting Independent Media

Strategies for Democracy Assistance

  • By: Krishna Kumar

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ISBN: 9788130904368

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2006

Pages: 208

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


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.

Target Audience: 

Media educators/Journalists.


International Media Assistance • Programming Approaches to Independent Media Building • Journalism Training and Institution Building in Central America • Promoting Independent Regional Television Station in Russia • Media Assistance and Regime Change in Serbia • Building the Open Broadcast Network in Bosnia Herzegovina • Supporting Independent Radio Stations in Indonesia • Establishing Community Radio Stations in Afghanistan • The Talking Drum Studio in Sierra Leone. Recommendations to the International Community.

About the Author: 

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.


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