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Media, Diaspora and Conflict

  • Ola Ogunyemi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Roles of Diasporic Media in Conflicts

  3. Culture of Journalism and Conflicts

  4. Representation of Conflicts and Audiences

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


This edited collection argues that the connective and orientation roles ascribed to diasporic media overlook the wider roles they perform in reporting intractable conflicts in the Homeland. Considering the impacts of conflict on migration in the past decades, it is important to understand the capacity of diasporic media to escalate or deescalate conflicts and to serve as a source of information for their audiences in a competitive and fragmented media landscape. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, the chapters examine how the diasporic media projects the constructive and destructive outcomes of conflicts to their particularistic audiences within the global public sphere. The result is a volume that makes an important contribution to scholarship by offering critical engagements and analyzing how the diasporic media communicates information and facilitates dialogue between conflicting parties, while adding to new avenues of empirical case studies and theory development in comprehending the media coverage of conflict.


Diaspora Journalism war conflict identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ola Ogunyemi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of JournalismUniversity of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Olatunji Ogunyemi is Principal Lecturer in journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has extensive teaching and research experience in both the United Kingdom and overseas. He regularly publishes articles in journals and chapters in edited books and is the author of What Newspapers, Films, and Television do Africans Living in Britain See and Read? The Media of the African Diaspora.

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