• Dr. RajendraMohanty HOD of Electronic Media, KushabhauThakrePatrakaritaAvamJansancharVishwavidyalaya,Raipur, INDIA



Community Media, Democracy, Public Awareness

Abstract [English]

To see how the community media played a role in establishing democracy in different parts of the world in the last one year, a study on different news, current affairs and publications between February-April 2011 was done. From the study it was evident that, community media indeed played a significant role in creating mass public awareness against their respective autocratic rulers and thereby prompting them to overthrow those governments. It was because of the community media that democratic principles are widely disseminated and adopted.


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How to Cite

Mohanty, R. (2015). COMMUNITY MEDIA & DEMOCRACY. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 3(12), 181–186.