This edited collection brings together voices from the margins in underrepresented regions of the Global South, within the context of scholarship focusing on indigenous languages and development communication. Contributors bring together research from often-overlooked parts of the world to engage in dialogue towards an understanding of the similarities and differences between issues of language and development in the Global South, presenting cases as a starting point for further research and discussions about indigenous language and development communication in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Scholars of communication, sociology, linguistics, and development studies will find this book of particular interest
Abiodun Salawu is professor of journalism, communication and media studies and director of the research entity, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) at the North-West University, South Africa.
Tshepang B. Molale is senior lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga’s School of Social Sciences, specializing in communication for development and social change.
Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed is professor and researcher at the School of Social Communication and Journalism, Universidad Externado de Colombia.
Mohammad Sahid Ullah is professor in communication and journalism at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed and Tshepang B Molale
Section I: Indigenous Language Media and Development Communication: Current Debates.
1-Towards a Model of Indigenous Language for Development Communication– Abiodun Salawu
2-Rethinking the Role of Indigenous African Language Newspapers in Development Journalism: The Case of uMthunywa, Zimbabwe – Thulani Tshabangu
3-Enhancing Political Knowledge and Opinion Through Indigenous Language Radio Programmes in Oyo State, Nigeria– Olayinka Egbokhare and Seun Idowu
4-Zimbabwe’s African Language Press and Development Communication Nexus- The Missing Link– Philip Mpofu
5-Harnessing the Potentials of Indigenous Media Systems in South/East Nigeria for Rural Development - Kingsley Chukwuemeka Izuogu, Emenike Ikedichi Ubani and Dennis Ugochukwu Omeonu
Section II: Journalism, Gender and Empowerment of Marginalised Groups
6-Women Journalists in National Language Radio: A Voice to Mobilize and Foster Female Leadership - Viviane Schönbächler and Lassané Yaméogo
7-Promoting Gender Equality tity Through Indigenous Language Media Outlets in Southern Africa - Steyn Khensani Madlome
10-Intersectional Issues of Disability in Indigenous Radio in Guatemala - Sandra Meléndez-Labrador and Óscar Cuesta-Moreno
Section III: Democracy, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, and Citizen Participation
11-Indigenous Language Newspaper and the Deepening of South African Democracy - Shumani Eric Madima, Fulufhelo Oscar Makananise and Edgar Julius Malatji
12-A Decolonial Perspective on Minority Indigenous Languages and Religio-cultural Integration for National Development in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe - Esther Mavengano, Tobias Marevesa and Paul Nepapleh Nkamta
13-Content Analysis of Select Agricultural Radio Programmes in Indigenous Languages in North-central Nigeria –Babatunde Adeyeye, Lande Amodu, Oscar Odiboh, Evaristus Adesina, Darlynton Yartey and Charity Ben-Enukora
14-Kick Me Out or Not: The Lingua Franca and the Indigenous Languages of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh - Ala Uddin & Mohammad Sahid Ullah
15-Critical Language Matters: The Fate of Indigenous Languages Amid Covid-19 Pandemic in South Africa - Edgar Julius Malatji , Shumani Eric Madima & Fulufhelo Oscar Makananise
About the Contributors