By Chetna Mahadik, Paul Koitie, Aliaksei Miadzvetski and Daniel Nielsen
This paper profiles the bilingual monthly newspaper The African Bulletin, which is produced in The Netherlands and distributed within the country and in Spain. It targets the immigrant African community living in these countries. The paper tries to explore the objectives, with which the minority publication is produced, and some of the inherent tensions between these objectives on the one hand, and the norms and standards expected of journalism on the other. It also tries to study the unique services provided by the minority media to its audience, not just in terms of information, but also in building a discourse within the community about its identity, rights, and issues that affect them, and in trying to present the perspective of the immigrant African community on life in The Netherlands, to the Dutch mainstream.
The article was first published in Amsterdam Social Science Volume 1 Issue 4 (2009). Click here for the complete article.
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