Introduction to the topic – Alessandro Jedlowski, Translated and edited by Cadenza Academic Translations, “Audiovisual Africas : Understanding contemporary developments through the lens of global capitalism” in Politique africaine Volume 153, Issue 1, January 2019, pages 7 to 27
Over the last three decades, the African screen media sector has experienced radical transformations. Innovations in technology and processes of political and economic liberalization have made the production and distribution of media accessible to parts of the population that had hitherto rarely been in a position to play an active role in these sectors. In early post-independent Africa the economy of screen media production and dissemination was mostly controlled by the new independent governments and foreign donors (chiefly linked to the institutions of the former metropoles).
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