Hanging in and holding out: struggles of SADC news websites.
NRF research report. Grahamstown: Rhodes University New Media Lab. Online at:
      Berger, G and Folayan, O. April 2002

These are the findings over two years concerning the state of development of news websites in southern Africa. They were collected as part of a project sponsored by the National Research Foundation (NRF). A Rhodes University research grant also assisted. The background to the project is a belief that the contribution of these websites to cyberspace represents a major value-add of African information to accessible global knowledge capital. Each day, new content is added and tens of thousands of people all over the world are accessing it. The data gathered and analysed here is intended to assist in strengthening these initiatives. It informs the focus of the annual Highway Africa conference, and it is utilised in publication and growing a knowledge-based network amongst the website managers, and between them and academics (researchers and trainers).


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