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Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Mediating Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Mediating Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by: Winston Mano

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In today's Africa racism and ethnicity have been implicated in serious conflicts - from Egypt to Mali to South Africa - that have cost lives and undermined efforts to achieve national cohesion and meaningful development. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and reining in racism, absolute ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond the customary discussion of media racism and ethnic stereotyping to critically address broader issues of identity, belonging and exclusion. Topics covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media debates in Kenya, media discourses on same-sex relations in Uganda and ethnicised news coverage in Nigerian newspapers.

Table of Contents

Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa
Winston Mano

Media and Belonging in Africa: Reflections on Exclusionary Articulation of Racial and Ethnic Identities in Cameroon and South Africa
Francis B. Nyamnjoh

Discourses of Race in the Afrikaans Press in South Africa
Herman Wasserman

‘Where the Streets Have No Names’: Mediating Name Change in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Kristin Skare Orgeret

‘It’s Our Paper!’ Ethnic Identity Politics and Indigenous Language Newspaper Readers in Zimbabwe: The Case of uMthunywa
Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara

Reporting Ethnic Minority Issues in Africa: A Study of Nigerian Newspapers
Nkereuwem Udoakah

Regionalism and Ethnicity in the Nigerian Press: An Analysis of the Coverage of Boko Haram and the Niger Delta Conflicts in the Guardian and Daily Trust
Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Programming for National Unity: The Paradox of Television in Nigeria
Oluyinka Esan

Influencing the Information Domain: The United Nations’ Information Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob

‘Thus Saith the Prophet’: The Media, Ethnic Myths and Electoral Politics in Kenya
Duncan Omanga

A Critical View of the Kenyan Media System through the Lens of the Journalists
Elisabet Helander

The Rise and Fall of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Domestic Press: A Study on the Importance of International Allies
Cecilia Strand

Sakawa – The Spirit of Cyberfraud: Analysis of a RumourComplex in Ghana
Felix Riedel

Black African Diasporic Cinemas: Identities and the Challenge of Complexity
Daniela Ricci

Race and the Reproduction of Colonial Mythologies on Land: A Post-colonial Reading of British Media Discourse on Zimbabwe
Wendy Willems

Representation of Otherness: Africans and Crime in the Norwegian Media
Martin Nkosi Ndlela


Author Info

Winston Mano is Director of the Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster. He is also Principal Editor of the 'Journal of African Media Studies'. He is the author of African National Radio and Everyday Life: The Impact of Radio in the Digital Age (forthcoming from I.B. Tauris) and is editor of The Media and Zimbabwe (2005).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of African Studies

ISBN: 9781780767062
Publication Date: 29 May 2015
Number of Pages: 320
Height: 216
Width: 138

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