AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

media and Africa

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Ranking the chattering classes

A survey of the University of Pennsylvania’s recently released Global Go To Think Tank Report’s "Top Thirty Think Tanks in sub-Saharan Africa" may leave the average reader of AIAC slightly perplexed as to what it takes to get respect for thinking on the continent.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Africa’s media considered

By Elliot Ross, Guest Blogger We don’t give Africa a pass just because we are Africans. It’s a mistake to respond to blanket negative coverage with blanket positive coverage. Africa is overexposed not underexposed. We just get...

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

‘The Media-Savvy Autocrat’

Adam Hochschild, in the New York Times Book Review, writing about Jason K Stearns’ new book, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa: Stearns is somewhat easier...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind of statesman”) highlight the titilating; i.e. Clooney’s...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Where does Africa end and the Middle East begin?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Journalism

“… If the media covered America the way we cover Africa, here’s what we would know of the United States over the last decade. That in 2000 there were fiercely disputed elections in which the presidency was...

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