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Challenging the internet’s colonial structure starts with looking to media history

Challenging the internet’s colonial structure starts with looking to media history

HISTORICALLY, many media institutions were at the service of “the colonising empire”, both in how they were modelled and used. They were meant to advance the ideology of colonisers in colonies. SIYASANGA M TYALI, Associate Professor and Chair of Department, University of South Africa Today some print and electronic media remain at the service of coloniality and imperialism. They play out colonialism’s legacy, coloniality – the patterns of power that persist long after the end of formal colonialism. This process has a regressive effect. It betrays the progressive role that is generally associated with media institutions as spaces of sharing…
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