Media in the Global Context

Applications and Interventions

  • Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Online Media, Political Change and Nationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles Okigbo, Blessing E. Okafor
      Pages 3-22
  3. Social Media and the Globalization of Local Cultures

  4. Media, Emerging Nations and Sociopolitical Change

  5. Press Coverage of Regional News: Reconsidering Ethics in Journalism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


'News reports about marginalized regions are often tilted to favor the political and economic interests of the news teller, but this book doesn’t apologize to the latter. Rather, it traces the historical and structural patterns of international news reporting and news consumption and provides recommendations for meaningful change.'
— Jan Servaes, former UNESCO Chair of Communication for Sustainable Social Change

'This is an excellent collection of studies that enhances our understanding of how global media influence societal perceptions of otherness. I recommend this volume for students and teachers of media literacy, media advocacy, social media and media effects… a good communication and media student’s companion.'
Levi Z. Manda, PhD. Editor, Journal of Development & Communication Studies                 

'We often read books that claim to offer a global perspective when, in fact, they mostly address European and North American viewpoints. This is definitely not the case here. The book covers a range of relevant and timely topics, including terrorism and reporting, politics and journalism, fake news, social media use, and online extremism. Most importantly, readers can learn about research conducted in varied global contexts in Africa, Asia and the Arab World. A must read for people who are curious about diverse media uses and practices in the world.' 
Andrea Medrado, PhD., Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. Co-Chair, Community Communication & Alternative Media Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research

This book investigates how news broadcasts and exposure to media content impact political landscapes and cultures in other regions. It describes press coverage of regional news, highlighting the role of politics in journalism and that of social media in globalizing local cultures, and shows how media platforms shape messaging and public opinion in fragile states.

Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA.


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  • Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi
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