Show simple item record Thapisa, A.P.N. 2011-03-15T10:25:37Z 2011-03-15T10:25:37Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Thapisa, A.P.N. (2003) The use of print and electronic media in Botswana, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 153-162 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0961-0006
dc.description.abstract One principle of Botswana’s Long Term Vision for 2016 is ‘An educated and informed nation’ through access to electronic and paper media and computer-based communication. The Department of Information and Broadcasting Services (DIBS) survey provides background data to ensure equality of access among communities. User patterns and preferences for viewing, listening and reading are determined using questionnaires, interviews, observation and focus groups. The survey technique provided for systematic random samples from city, town, urban village and village areas, reaching over 1,700 respondents. Access to radio and television, stations and times preferred, and newspaper readership are analysed by gender, age, education and income. Concludes that access in low income and rural areas should be increased by implementing more proactive education policies, equal employment and incomes policies, and the creation of rural community centres with television and radio. Radio and TV should not take a back seat to Internet access. Information should be in multiple languages, not just principal and official languages, appropriate to age and educational level of the audience, and should include programmes with useful local content created by the users themselves. The free newspaper should be more effectively distributed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications / en_US
dc.subject Electronic media en_US
dc.subject Print media en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title The use of print and electronic media in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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