[FoME] Media and Development: New Book

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Media and Development

Martin Scott

The book is available from here -
http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/paperback/media-and-development and here -

Media matters. From encouraging charitable donations and delivering
public health messages to promoting democratic participation and state
accountability, the media can play a crucial role in development. Yet 
the influence of the media is not always welcome. It can also be used as
a mechanism of surveillance and control or to disseminate hate speech
and propaganda.

How then should we respond to the growing importance of the media -
including journalism, radio, television, community media and social
media - for poverty and inequality? The first step is to acquire an
informed and critical understanding of the multiple roles that the media
can have in development. To help achieve this, this book provides
concise and original introductions to the study and practice of
communication for development (C4D), media development and media
representations of development. In doing so it highlights the increasing
importance of the media, whilst at the same time emphasising the
varieties, complexities and contingencies of its role in social change.

The broad and interdisciplinary focus of this book will make it
attractive to anyone with an interest in media, communication,
development, politics and social change.

Table of Contents

1. Media for development: magic bullet or corporate tool?
2. Participatory communication in development: more questions than
3. Defining media development: nailing jelly to a wall
4. From media development to development: a long and winding road
5. Strategies of humanitarian communication: choose wisely
6. Media coverage of the global South: who cares?

See also the short animation – ‘does media matter for
development?’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQT2IVxMkhY.

About the Author:

Dr Martin Scott is a lecturer in media and international development at
the University of East Anglia. His research is primarily concerned with
media coverage of development and the global South. He has also written
about entertainment education, media literacy and the role of popular
culture in engaging young people in politics

Dr Martin Scott
Lecturer in Media and International Development
School of International Development (DEV)
University of East Anglia, Arts 1.66, NR4 7TJ
01603 591559

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