n Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Editorial

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



In this issue of Communicare the focus falls on a range of topics that all deal with the emergence of a new brought about by technological developments that have resulted in new challenges regarding the production and dissemination of media content. The increasing connectivity brought about by new technologies greatly reduces or even eliminates control over communication by intermediaries who have historically controlled the flow of information to the rest of society. In his article, Pieter Fourie argues that this new media environment requires new thinking about public service broadcasting. His argument for a new broadcasting model should be read against the background of what were, at the time of writing in 2010, a number of serious threats to freedom of expression and the autonomy of the public broadcaster.

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