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Power and press freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970 : the impact of globalization and civil society on media-government relations / Carl Patrick Burrowes.

Author/Creator:
Burrowes, Carl Patrick.
Publication:
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Press -- Liberia -- History -- 20th century.
Press -- Liberia -- History -- 19th century.
Government and the press -- Liberia -- History -- 20th century.
Government and the press -- Liberia -- History -- 19th century.
Freedom of the press -- Liberia -- History -- 20th century.
Freedom of the press -- Liberia -- History -- 19th century.
Contents:
Liberian society and the press
Theoretical framework
Liberia in 1843
A press to herald a nation or illuminate all Africa?
Institutional context of the press
Denominational affiliation and politics
Government-church controversies
"Seys Party" and the 1840 election
The press : raising national consciousness
Race, republicanism and freedom of expression
Geographic limits of society
Churches, government, and the press
Electoral politics and journalism
The 1871 coup d'État
Competing ideas of status
Johnson's attempted synthesis
From a culturally-based polity to a territorial state
Government, politics, and the press
Influence of fraternities, corporations, and chiefs
Declining influence of the church
From Pan-Africanism to Liberian nationalism
Political emergence of women
Church affiliations and political alliances
Politics and restrictions of free expression
Fall of the King administration
Impact of the expansionist paradigm
Journalism during the Barclay years
Electoral politics
Barclay uses the sedition law
Tubman further restricts rights
Institutional and cultural changes
Journalism in the Tubman years
Restrictions on the press
The Independent, the Listener and the 1955 elections
Themes and legacy of the period
Liberia and press freedom theory
Press freedom and stability
Press freedom and globalization
Press freedom and power relations
Core values and restrictions
Policy and research implications.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index.
ISBN:
1592212948 (pbk.)
159221293X
OCLC:
55730264
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