Extent to which “communication policy” and media development 

Define and discuss the extent to which “communication policy” and media development are linked in a changing global context? Use clear examples. In what ways and to what extent have United States institutions influenced the direction of communication policy and development in developing countries?

Extent to which “communication policy” and media development

Part A (Answer one question):
1. Firstly, Define and discuss the extent to which “communication policy” and media development are linked in a changing global context? Use clear examples.

2. Secondly, In what ways and to what extent have United States institutions influenced the direction of communication policy and development in developing countries?

3. Thirdly, Does the contemporary role of UNESCO justify the NWICO debate?

4. Fourthly, What do you understand by the term “development” in the context of communication and what implications does it have for the formulation of communication policy? Also, Illustrate your answer with one or two specific country examples of your choice?

5. Further, What role do international institutions play in the formulation of communication policy at the national level and how has this role changed over time? Also, Illustrate your answer with reference to at least two international bodies.

6. Additionally, What developmental and regulatory policy issues are raised by the push for liberalisation and privatisation of telecommunications and to what extent have the processes resulted in alternative media policies?

7. Moreover, Is China aiding or undermining communication and development in Africa? Use evidence to support your answer.

8. Besides, Do you agree that NGOs have through their communication policies furthered the underdevelopment of the Global South. Use clear examples to support your answer.

9. Discuss advocacy and reform initiatives for public service media in one or two country? Specify barriers and opportunities for viable public service media.

10. Lastly, Using the political economy approach discuss how digital communication policies can become more relevant for development.

PART B:

Using specific examples, analyse the interplay between communication policy and development in a national context of your choice. Discuss the role of competing internal and external institutions/actors in shaping both development and communication policies.

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