Media and Journalism in Africa: Transformations and Challenges
The media landscape across Africa is undergoing rapid and fundametal change. Social and political transformation, new local and global actors, in particular China, as well as the spread of digital and mobile communication technology are re-shaping the media sector and revolutionising the working conditions for journalists.
The focus of this course is on the most important characteristics, developments and continuities of the media sector across Africa. After an overview of the distinct particularities in the history of media in Africa, the course addresses the most recent developments and trends in different countries. Participants engage with the working environment and practical conditions for media production and journalism, and discuss the role of different media – print, radio and TV as well as the digital media – for African societies and politics.
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