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CFP | 15.02.2018 | Journalism and foreign aid

Two Special Issues of the journal African Journalism Studies which will examine the influence and impact of foreign aid on journalism practice and education in Africa and in Latin America, respectively, are calling for papers.

Key research questions include, but are not limited to:

What has been the role of international development assistance in shaping journalistic approaches and practices in Africa/Latin America and what are the consequences?

What has been the role of development assistance in shaping journalism education in Africa and Latin America?

To what extent has international development assistance fostered or inhibited independent journalism in Africa/Latin America?

What are the similarities and differences in the direct and indirect impacts of development assistance of journalism from the US, UK and other donors?

What are the continuities and discontinuities concerning the impact of development assistance on journalism practice and education in the post-Cold War era?

How has international development assistance either directly or indirectly affecting journalism been perceived by journalists, politicians and the general public in the beneficiary countries?

What interventions could be developed to counter any negative consequences of these traditions?

What has been the impact of development assistance as compared with other forms foreign investment on African/Latin American media (such as that of corporate or religious institutions)?

How has international development assistance either directly or indirectly impacted the development of the media industry in Africa/Latin America?

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First drafts of research articles or commentaries are due by 15 February 2018.

See the full call for papers.

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