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Mobile Phones, Popular Media, and Everyday African Democracy: Transmissions and Transgressions
The effectiveness of new media technologies, including mobile phones, to facilitate political participation and create social change has long been contested. Recent events in countries such as
Learning a new language
Under apartheid, the mainstream Afrikaans media served as vehicles for the ideology of apartheid. Since democratization, they have attempted to rid themselves of this ideological baggage, and instead
Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: True Story!
Contents Acknowledgments 1. Shock! Horror! Scandal! The Tabloid Controversy and Journalism Studies in Post-Apartheid South Africa 2. Attack of the Killer Newspapers! Tabloids Arrive in South Africa
Journalism in a new democracy: The ethics of listening
Abstract This article takes as its point of departure the recent massacre of striking miners at the Lonmin mine at Marikana in North-West Province, South Africa. The shooting, in which 36 mine
An Exploratory Study of “Fake News” and Media Trust in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
ABSTRACT In recent years, concerns about the perceived increase in the amount of “fake news” have become prevalent in discussions about media and politics, particularly in the United States and
Towards an Open Ethics: Implications of New Media Platforms for Global Ethics Discourse
This article provides an international perspective on how new media technologies are shifting the parameters of debates about journalism ethics. It argues that new, mixed media help create an “open
Globalized Values and Postcolonial Responses
Globalization has had a far-reaching effect on media technologies worldwide. Concomitant with this global spread of media forms, liberal views of the media’s role in a democracy have been exported to
Shifting selves : post-apartheid essays on mass media, culture and identity
The political and social changes in South Africa since the early nineties have had a profound and unexpected effect on culture and on people's identities. Mass media, art and other forms of aesthetic
China in South Africa: media responses to a developing relationship
The formal invitation extended to South Africa by China late in 2010 to join the BRIC formation of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) may be seen as a confirmation of the growing