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Title:Participatory politics and citizen journalism in a networked Africa: a connected continent
Editor:Mutsvairo, BruceISNI
City of publisher:Houndmills
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137554495; 9781137554499
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Portuguese-speaking Africa
South Africa
Central Africa
Sierra Leone
popular participation
social media
political change
Abstract:This book investigates the role of citizen journalism in railroading social and political changes in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes case studies, investigating the impact of technologies in driving change in Africa, from different fields of study. Contents: Recapturing citizen journalism: processes and patterns (Bruce Mutsvairo). -- Part I Recapturing production practices. Networked social journalism: media, citizen participation, and democracy in Nigeria (Farooq A. Kperogi); Crossing taboo lines: citizen journalism ethics in political crisis settings (Last Moyo); The positioning of citizen-influenced radio in the battle for the control of minds (Everette Ndlovu); Why the Arab Spring never came to Ethiopia (Terje Skjerdal); Citizen journalism at crossroads: mediated political agency and duress in Central Africa (Mirjam de Bruijn). -- Part II Prospects, promises and pitfalls. South African Arab Spring or democracy to come? An analysis of South African journalists' engagement with citizenry through Twitter (Glenda Daniels); Digital technologies and the extractive sector: the new wave of citizen journalism in resource-rich countries (Erika Rodrigues and Anya Schiffrin); Crowd-funding: a harambee for African journalism? (Kristin Skare Orgeret); Politics of passion and the pursuit of propaganda in Zimbabwe's state media: a study of the case of The Herald (Bruce Mutsvairo); Beyond blind optimism: the case of citizen journalism in the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe (Cleophas T. Muneri). -- Part III Perceptions and critiques. Political participation, alternative media and citizen journalism in Lusophone Africa (Susana Salgado); Between 'bottom-up' journalism and social activism in unequal societies: the case of GroundUp in South Africa (Wallace Chuma); Citizen journalism and national politics in Zimbabwe: the case of the 2008 and 2013 elections (Joseph Mujere and Wesley Mwatwara); Citizen journalism in Kenya as a contested 'third space' (George Ogola and Mike Owuor); Citizen journalism and the Ebola outbreak in Africa (Winston Mano and Viola C. Milton); From citizen journalism to human rights journalism: framing the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone on Facebook (Ibrahim Seaga Shaw). [ASC Leiden abstract]