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Tleane, C. and Duncan, J. (2001). Broadcasting and the national question: South African broadcast media in an age of neo-liberalism


This book traces the history of neoliberalism, and its acceptance by political parties across the spectrum on the basis of acknowledging the 'realities' of globalization. Realities, it is argued, that are more fiction than fact. It considers the impact of neoliberalism on the South African government's attempts to achieve national unity in society generally and broadcasting specifically. it documents how the government's neo-liberal thrust is entrenching rather than refusing inequalities in this sector, and making the resolution of the national question more rather than less possible. In conclusion, it calls for a radical re-think of the direction the broadcasting sector is taking.
June 07 2001 By Freedom Of Expression Institute SABC, media, neo-liberalism
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