Patterns of harassment in African journalism

Lungile Augustine Tshuma* (Editor), Trust Matsilele (Editor), Mbongeni Jonny Msimanga (Editor), Sadia Jamil (Editor)

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This volume examines the trends and patterns of journalists' harassment in Africa and assesses the policy interventions and protection mechanisms that are put into place in the region. Drawing from case studies from selected African countries, an international team of authors offer a broad insight into the state of harassment across the continent, while building new theoretical perspectives that are also context-specific. The chapters bring previous theories and research up to date by addressing the continual change and development of new discourses, including the use of big data and artificial intelligence in harassing and intimidating journalists and mental health issues affecting journalists in their line of duty. More so, the authors argue that the state and form of harassment is not universal, as location and context are some of the key factors that influence the form and character of harassment. Offering new theoretical insights into the scope of journalism practices in Africa, this book will interest students and scholars of journalism, African studies, political science, media and communication studies, journalism practice and gender studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages271
ISBN (Electronic)9781040042229
ISBN (Print)9781032697482
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2024


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