Alternative Media in South Africa

South Africa has a long history of altstream media. During the 1980s there was a host of community and grassroots newspapers that supplied content that ran counter to the prevailing attitudes of the times. In addition, a thriving small press and underground press carried voices that would not have been heard in the mainstream, corporate

Altstream Media

Altstream media are media that differ from established or dominant types of media in terms of their content, production, or distribution. Altstream media take many forms including print, audio, video, internet and street art. Some examples include the counter-culture magazines of the 1960s, ethnic and indigenous media such as the First People’s television network in