Black Box: The Dilemma and Contradictions of Public Service Broadcasting

The Dilemma and Contradictions of Public Service Broadcasting
By James Tamba Lebbie

The object of this piece is to outline the dilemma and contradictions of public service broadcasting and to critically analyse whether the SLBC could enhance public discourse in the current circumstance. However, in this first of a four-part series of his perspective on public service broadcasting, James Tamba Lebbie has endeavoured to provide a trans-Atlantic synopsis of the historical background of the concept of public service broadcasting.

Cues and Q's for UDM and APC

By Umaru Fofana

You don't throw the baby with the bathwater, it is said. When we are reminded about it we respond testily insisting we always remember not to. And when we are not, often times we do do it and by the time we realise it the baby is in problems.

A run-off is likely

- Predicts Africa Confidential 

The latest edition of the respected British bi-monhly, Africa Confidential predicts that neither President Ernest Koroma nor Julius Maada Bio is likely to gain more than half of the ballots in the November polls; hence a run-off.  See full report on page…


Resolutions 2012

I have no idea where this business of making resolutions at the end of every year came from but it’s now widespread. At the start of 2010 we asked some college students what their New Year resolutions were. More than half of the forty students said they wanted to go “closer to God this year” and to “spend more time on their studies”. Well, I don’t need a sorcerer to tell me that none of them stood by those resolutions strictly. Don’t ask me why and don’t convict them before hearing them out. 

Movers and shakers

In 2011 certain individuals and institutions created impact in the progress of our country. This is not an exhaustive list of them all but we are hereby bring to you those that caught our attention irresistibly.

Makeni Priests Still Defiant

A priest at the Catholic Diocese of Makeni has reiterated to Politico that most of the 29 local priests in the region neither recognise bishop-elect Henry Aruna nor will they ever be prepared to work with him.