Global Media Journal: African Edition


Global Media Journal: African Edition is maintained by the Journalism Department of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It was launched in October 2007. It is advised by an editorial board of prominent International Communication scholars from throughout the world and publishes research papers, professional articles, and book reviews. Global Media Journal: African Edition is published bi-annually.

Besides the original American edition the following global editions have been established: African, Arabic, Australian, Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, German, Indian, Malaysian, Mediterranean, PakistanPersian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Mexican and Turkish.


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New Edition: Call for Articles


‘Moving the centre’ of Communication Studies


Special edition


Guest editor: Professor Colin Chasi


The renewed and amplified calls for a decolonization of higher education as well as scholarly research and its epistemological groundings reverberating throughout the world, have highlighted how scholarship of the global North is still taken as the norm for the development of scholarship in the global South. To paraphrase African writer and scholar Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1993:  47), it is time we ‘move the centre’ of scholarship towards centres long neglected and marginalised and away from histories and epistemologies that privilege and foregrounds Western thought.

This is particularly pertinent to the discipline of Communication Studies as core to human and societal development, organisation and transformation. Thus, in line with quite established African traditions of critical scholarship (Appiah, 2010; Mbembe 2015, 2001; Mudimbe 1998; Wa Thiong’o, 1993, etc.) that have not yet found favor in communication studies in the global North, we invite scholars to give insights on a wide range of epistemological debates shaping the discipline of Communication Studies. This to move scholarship beyond the Western ramparts of archaic, patriarchal, and decidedly racialised ideas of the West and the rest and take ownership of, and to shape a scholarship that not only talk to the present but also the future of communications scholarship, locally as well as globally.

This special edition of the Global Media Journal: African edition, is therefore dedicated to new and thought provoking articles that addresses various aspects of, and perspectives on, the decolonization of Communication Studies.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to by 10 July 2017.  Invitations to submit full papers will be emailed to authors by 20 July 2017.

Posted: 2017-06-12
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Vol 10, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents

Academic Papers

A Pragmatic Perspective on the U.S. Print Media Coverage of the Tunisian Revolution PDF
Boutheina Ben Ghozlen
Journalists’ Safety in the World’s Most Restricted Regime: The Case of Eritrea, Northeast Africa PDF
Indira Srinivasan
The Safety of Al Jazeera English Journalists in Egypt PDF
Andrea Baker
Donkor: A Case Study of the Safety of Journalists in Ghana PDF
Africanus L Diedong

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