Show simple item record Kamwendo, G.H. 2010-07-08T08:16:32Z 2010-07-08T08:16:32Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Kamwendo, G.H. (2008) Globalization, linguistic diversity, and information dissemination in Malawi, Perspectives on Global Development & Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3/4, pp. 271-280 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1569-1500
dc.description.abstract In a linguistically heterogeneous country, one of the critical challenges is to make information accessible to all people. Various communication media can be used: television, radio, telephone, the Internet and others. Malawi needs to embrace Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to achieve development in all spheres of human life. Malawi’s use of ICTs ranks low. Th e critical challenge, therefore, is to promote an increased use of ICTs with the aim of improving people’s access to information. Given that only a minority of Malawians have access to ICTs, that television has not signifi cantly penetrated into rural areas where 80 % of the population lives, and that there is also a high illiteracy rate, the radio becomes the most accessible form of technology for information dissemination in Malawi. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers. en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.subject Communication media en_US
dc.subject Information dissemination en_US
dc.subject Information communication technologies en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.subject Radio en_US
dc.title Globalization, linguistic diversity, and information dissemination in Malawi en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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