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Title Peace Journalism in East Africa : A Manual for Media Practitioners / edited by Frederick Ogenga
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge focus
Routledge focus
Summary This concise edited collection explores the practice of peace journalism in East Africa, focusing specifically on the unique political and economic contexts of Uganda and Kenya. The book offers a refreshing path towards transformative journalism in East Africa through imbibing pan-African institutional methodological approaches and the African philosophies of Utu (humanity), Umoja (unity) and Harambee (collective responsibility) as news values. Contributions from key academics demonstrate how media practices that are supportive of peace can prevent the escalation of conflict and promote its nonviolent resolution. The chapters cumulatively represent a rich repertoire of experiences and cases that skillfully tell the story of the connections between media and peacebuilding in East Africa, while also avoiding romanticizing peace journalism as an end to itself or using it as an excuse for censorship. This cutting-edge research book is a valuable resource for academics in journalism, media studies, communication, peace and conflict studies, and sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Fredrick Ogenga isAssociate Professor of Communication and Media Studies;Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peaceand Security, Rongo University; and President of the Peacemaker Corps Foundation Kenya. Ogenga is championing a pan-African journalistic institutional approach for conflict prevention and peacebuilding
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Subject Journalism -- Political aspects -- Africa, East
Mass media and peace -- Africa, East
Peace-building -- Press coverage -- Africa, East
Social conflict -- Press coverage -- Africa, East
Violence -- Press coverage -- Africa, East
Mass media and peace.
Press coverage.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Africa, East -- Press coverage
Africa, East.
Form Electronic book
Author Ogenga, Fredrick
ISBN 0429285841