The chapter discusses postcolonialism and communication studies, which was written by. The article focuses on the interest on the global south, how it evolved and the development after world war two. The global south was based on two factors; first independence from colonialism meaning that the former colonies had to modernize their societies in order to participate in the international comity of nations. The second factor was an international search post war for alternate means of influence in international relations. The author focuses on the words international communication and development communication, which is the search for alternate means of influence. Prior to the second world war, colonialism was in place with the big powers coming from britain, france, spain, belgium, and portugal. The war weakened the key actors economically and militarily but also transformed international relations around the west and east. The author talks about the axis powers of germany, italy and.