Women’s groups and information provision in rural Kenya

Women’s groups and information provision in rural Kenya This article identifies factors that affect the provision of information in rural Kenya as: government's limited support of the information sector, male dominance, conflict of interests of information providers, media interests, and nepotism. It shows ways to remedy the situation by recommending the need to recognize women's groups' role in providing information structures and systems relevant to information use among rural communities. It concludes by urging researchers in information and communication fields to consider the pursuit to investigate new roles of women in communication. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Women’s groups and information provision in rural Kenya

Library Review, Volume 50 (4): 4 – Jun 1, 2001

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530110390631
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Abstract

This article identifies factors that affect the provision of information in rural Kenya as: government's limited support of the information sector, male dominance, conflict of interests of information providers, media interests, and nepotism. It shows ways to remedy the situation by recommending the need to recognize women's groups' role in providing information structures and systems relevant to information use among rural communities. It concludes by urging researchers in information and communication fields to consider the pursuit to investigate new roles of women in communication.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2001

Keywords: Women; Communications; Rural areas; Kenya

References

  • Stimulating the use of information in Kenya
    Odini, C

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