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The Dragon Shapes Its Image: A Study of Chinese Media Influence Strategies in Africa

Published: Jan 14th, 2017

by Michael Leslie Abstract As China continues its human, cultural and commercial expansion into Africa it has a clear strategic interest in managing its image on the continent. The leadership in… Read More

The Image of Africa in China: The Emerging Role of Chinese Social Media

Published: Jan 14th, 2017

by Lianxing Li Abstract While the debate on Africa’s image is sliding into two extremes in the Western world, either too desperate or too optimistic, China’s narrative on this continent remains… Read More

Press and Politics in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Stanford D. Musaka Abstract This paper provides a historical background to the development of the press in Zimbabwe and identifies the political, social and economic interventions that have shaped the editorial… Read More

Media, Social Movements and the State: Competing Images of HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Sean Jacobs and Krista Johnson Abstract South Africa’s mainstream print and broadcast media have attained a central role in shaping the discourse about HIV/AIDS as a result of their… Read More