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Author Englund, Harri.

Title Human rights and African airwaves : mediating equality on the Chichewa radio / Harri Englund
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.
Nkhani Zam'maboma (Radio program)
Ethnology -- Malawi.
Human rights in mass media.
Public radio -- Malawi.
Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Malawi.
Radio broadcasting, Chewa -- Malawi.
Malawi -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011013555
ISBN 0253005434 (electronic bk.)
9780253005434 (electronic bk.)