'There is simply no equivalent volume and no other author with a similar in-depth knowledge of the minutiae of Africa’s media landscape. A real eye-opener!'
Pierre Englebert, Pomona College
'This is a masterpiece of research, covering a range of countries where published knowledge in English is in very short supply.'
Guy Berger, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa
'This may not be a new subject, but Frere’s is certainly a fresh and authentic approach to it. Impressive.'
Monica B. Chibita, Department of Mass Communication, Makerere University, Kampala
'The interest of this book lies in its powerful rendering of a wide range of practices and experiences, drawing on an in-depth knowledge of journalism practice in Africa and showing sensitivity to the political and social context acquired through much field research.'
Patrick Quantin, Politique africaine
'This work will be relevant far beyond the countries at stake, and illustrates the reality of democracy in Africa.'
Annie Lenoble-Bart, NetSuds
'This book is an impressive concrete analysis with theoretical implications for the relationship between media and democracy, and media and the forging of peace.'
Helge Rønning, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
'Detailed but readable, this is the only book in English that addresses these political fundamentals.'
Theodore Trefon, senior researcher at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, author of Congo Masquerade