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What African Media?: Rethinking Research on Africa's Press

Fri, May 26, 14:00 to 15:15, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Floor: 3, Aqua Salon C

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Who produces knowledge about Africa to Africans? This paper analyses the coverage of Darfur in Africa's press and argues that media scholarship needs to take a more nuanced approach to studying African media. It finds that most of the coverage of Darfur in Kenya came from western news organizations. It argues that African journalists are in the periphery of the knowledge construction process and as such places voices from the global north at the status of the universal.

Key Word: Darfur, wire agencies, knowledge

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