Rethinking Media Reforms in Emerging Democracies: The Unanswered Questions

  • Ufuoma Akpojivi


In the concluding chapter, the debate about media reforms and democratization processes in the emerging democracies of Ghana and Nigeria is re-evaluated. The chapter argues that since the dependency approach of media reforms has resulted in neo-liberalization and failure to realize policy goals due to the praxis of policy goals and realities in both countries, new approaches to media reforms that will recognize the inherent realities of African societies need to be re-thought. This entails the adoption of Critical African Thoughts that involves innovative ideas that are inherently African to address African problems. The chapter concludes that this will help address dependency on the West for policy frameworks and strengthen the democratic process due to the active participation of all.


Critical theory Africa Participation Communal Development 


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  • Ufuoma Akpojivi
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  1. 1.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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