terça-feira, novembro 29, 2011

XVIIª. Semana da ACSEL "A Construção da Lusofonia na Era Pós-Colonial"


The article examines the importance of Community Radio - as tools of civic participation essential to good governance - at times of information globalization. We present two case studies, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, whose field research refers to 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009, respectively. The text claims the need to adopt a new communication paradigm built upon the 'local', through a theoretical review of two emerging concepts: "Communication for Development" and "Glocalization". A theoretical-practical study document that aims at: 1. explaining the role of these tools of empowerment in the construction of inclusive citizenship, 2. exposing dangers that threaten its sustainability (no viable institutional frames), 3. distinguishing the different formats that are a feature of these Black African countries.

Key-Words: Lusophone Africa, Community Radio, Human Rights, Empowerment