The Africa Media & Democracy Conference invites papers for its bi-annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference, to be held from 6th – 9th AUGUST 2014, Accra, Ghana. Theme: “Media, Democracy & Development”.
BACKGROUND: Africa’s emerging democracies in the last two decades have had to co-exist with a vibrant media contestation. The media has relatively emerged as a formidable constituent as it vie for legitimacy in representing the broad masses. This contestation provides the framework for critical examination on how the media impacts on the democratic process and its relevance for development in Africa.
The Conference aims to address and examine various perspectives, interventions and issues of media in the practice of democratic governance in Africa. The event is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, civil society organisations, independent consultants and research groups and students.
A list of sub-themes may be found in the Call for Papers. Abstracts should be submitted by March 29, 2013.
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