The Complexity of Issue-Attention and International Media Reporting of Africa’s Protracted Wars and Conflicts
This paper is a critical examination of the complexity of issue-attention and international media reporting of wars and political conflicts in Angola, Algeria, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Mauritania, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea/Ethiopia, Nigeria, Liberia, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Mali, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. After examining concepts in international reporting of humanitarian crises, such as The CNN Effect, The Al Jazeera Effect, Embedded Journalism, The Twitter Effect and Facebook Revolution. Next, the chapter focuses on the challenge of promoting sustained media engagement and social action to wars and conflicts in Africa and using two case studies of protracted crises.
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