Reporting African Elections: Towards a Peace Journalism Approach

1st Edition

Joseph Adebayo

Published December 11, 2018
Reference - 118 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138384354 - CAT# K398754
Series: Routledge African Studies

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The ability to be divided along ethnic and religious lines is inherent to much of Africa’s media. Such potentially divisive reporting has the ability to incite violence through prejudiced information, particularly during election processes.
Reporting African Elections
examines the impact of media messages on society, focusing on these electoral processes in Africa. Drawing upon the Peace Journalism approach to political reporting, this book offers a unifying conceptual framework for analysing the role journalists play in ensuring peaceful elections. Joseph Adebayo also looks at the impact training can have on election reportage, studying recent elections in Kenya and Nigeria in order to present a 17-point plan for reporting elections in Africa.

Reporting African Elections will be of interest to scholars and students of journalism, peace and conflict studies, and politics.

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