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September 1996


This paper makes a case for the study of organizational communication as essential to development communication. It briefly traces the history of development communication and how mass media became synonymous with development communi- cation. The assumptions underlying mass media's pre-emi- nence is revisited in order to make a case for organizational com- munication in an African environment. In the later sections, it describes a model for the study of development systems and organizational communication components.