Monday, February 11, 2013

China's Media Engagement in Ghana

A recent academic article titled "Partner, Prototype or Persuader? China's Renewed Media Engagement with Ghana" by Iginio Gagliardone, Nicole Stremlau and Daniel Nkrumah appeared in Communication, Politics & Culture.

It examines the strategic importance of Chinese media assistance to Ghana along three dimensions:

  1. the potential appeal of the Chinese approach to information regulation for countries struggling to balance development and risks to political stability; 
  2. the direct intervention of Chinese companies in the media and telecommunications sectors through the provision of loans, equipment and technical expertise; 
  3. and the stepping up of China's public diplomacy strategy through the expansion of international broadcasters and the increase of exchange and training programs targeting Africans.

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