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Title:Africa and the search for global media ethics
Editor:Wasserman, HermanISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (ISSN 0256-0054)
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:135-229
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:mass media
journalism
ethics
Abstract:This special issue of 'Ecquid Novi' begins with an overview article by Clifford G. Christians et al., who explore various theoretical positions on global media ethics by providing an overview of the literature. Three subsequent articles provide contextualization from an African point of view. Oladokun Omojola argues that journalism ethics scholarship often does not contextualize adequately the environment in which journalists operate. He discusses alternative approaches for African journalism ranging from Afrocentricism to Afrocomplementarism. Robert A. White views the teaching of communication ethics as a way in which African journalists can be taught how to be more self-reliant and independent in the face of globalization. He outlines seven basic dimensions of a programme of education in the ethics of public communication, arguing that the basic goal of public communication is to gradually democratize the system of communication. Mohamed Saliou Camara focuses on the media ethical tenets of independence and accountability in West Africa. The issue concludes with five book reviews. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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