Rural Community Development: Bedrock for National Development
AbstractThis paper advocates that community development is the bedrock for national development. For any meaningful development to take place, whether national or global development must have its building blocks or firm-root in rural development. However, the rural communities are characterized by isolation from ideas and information, illiteracy, poverty, lack of social amenities among other challenges which must be addressed. The paper also calls for the need to inject rural broadcasting strategies to bring about desirables ideas, information, and services. These include five radio strategies and other factors that aid rural broadcasting for development. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes the development Media theory as a new communication initiative by New World Information order that indicates the need for a propound restructuring of community patters and strategies that should involve the grass root in the communication flow. The Press should be placed on fore-front of the country.s economic development in order to achieve meaningful rural and national development.
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