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ERIC Number: ED122339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 25
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U.S. Government Programs for Training African Broadcasters, 1961-1971.
Towers, Wayne M.
This paper describes and discusses U.S. Government programs for training African broadcasters from 1961 to 1971. The three approaches involved in the system of broadcaster exchange are examined. The first approach involved the federal government. Through the Department of State and the Agency for International Development, the United States government provided large portions of the funds available for the exchange of persons between the United States and Africa. The second approach of the exchange system involved private foundations like the Governmental Affairs Institute and the African-American Institute, which received governmental allocations under contract to develop appropriate programs for broadcaster exchanges. These groups were organized and operated independently of the government. The third approach was the activities of the privately-financed organizations in the area of personal exchange. These organizations ranged from the nonprofit Ford Foundation and the commercial National Broadcasting Corporation (International) to religious organizations operating local training programs. These three approaches provided the basic structure through which many African broadcasters received either initial or developmental training. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa