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Author Englund, Harri.

Title Human rights and African airwaves [electronic resource] : mediating equality on the Chichewa radio / Harri Englund.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index.
Contents Human rights, African alternatives. Rights and wrongs on the radio -- Obligations to dogs : between liberal and illiberal analytics -- Against the occult : journalists and scholars in search of alternatives -- The ethos of equality. A nameless genre : newsreading as storytelling -- Inequality is old news : editors as authors -- Stories become persons : producing knowledge about injustice -- The aesthetic of claims. Cries and whispers : shaming without naming -- Christian critics : an illiberal public? -- Beyond the parity principle.
Summary Human Rights and African Airwaves focuses on Nkhani Zam'maboma, a popular Chichewa news bulletin broadcast on Malawi's public radio. The program often takes authorities to task and questions much of the human rights rhetoric that comes from international organizations. Highlighting obligation and mutual dependence, the program expresses, in popular idioms and local narrative forms, grievances and injustices that are closest to Malawi's impoverished public. Harri Englund reveals broadcasters' everyday stru.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Nkhani Zam'maboma (Radio program)
Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Nkhani Zam'maboma (Radio program)
Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Malawi.
Radio broadcasting, Chewa -- Malawi.
Public radio -- Malawi.
Human rights in mass media.
Malawi -- Social conditions.
Ethnology -- Malawi.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Englund, Harri. Human rights and African airwaves. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011 9780253356772 (DLC) 2011013555 (OCoLC)696100044
ISBN 9780253005434 (electronic bk.)
0253005434 (electronic bk.)