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New open source book “makes an important and timely contribution to an increasingly global discourse on the meanings, values and roles of public service in media provision today”.

Edited by Anis Rahman and Gregory Ferrell Lowe, this essential read explores why public service broadcasting (PSB) in the Global South can’t simply be an imitation of that in the Global North. Despite an acknowledgment of the heritage of PSB, the authors explore its implementation in a highly diverse set of countries with complex histories, societies and culture.

In what is described as an “optimistic” narrative, this book explores the opportunities for public service media in the Global South and the role played by the state and local communities. This book is a valuable resource for those wishing to contextualise the role and capacity of public service media in the Global South.

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