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Anti-Corruption Tabloid Journalism in Africa

Authors: Chama, Brian

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  • Examines corruption exposure in a wide range of countries across Africa including Cameroon, Morrocco, Angola and the DRC
  • Provides a thoroughly comprehensive study of the history, evolution, strengths and weaknesses of tabloid journalism in Africa
  • Concludes by looking to the future of anti-corruption in Africa and the role of tabloids
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This book studies the role of tabloid newspapers in exposing corruption and embezzlement in Africa. It makes a timeless, original contribution to the field by examining tabloid journalism practices and anti-corruption forces that have not yet been introduced to Afrocentric journalism scholarship. Defining tabloid journalism practice as an infotainment genre, the book examines corruption exposure by tabloids in Arabic, Portuguese and French speaking countries across Africa, making it a unique addition to the field. In doing so, it also builds an understanding of the evolution of anti-corruption tabloid journalism in Africa and gains insights into the relationship between the anti-corruption actions of the state and the anti-corruption reporting by tabloid journalists focusing on major corruption scandals. Providing evidence of the successes and struggles of journalistic practice in Africa, the book concludes by providing a synthesis of the emerging patterns and divergences from the cases analysed, looking to the future of corruption in the continent and the role of tabloid journalism in uncovering and challenging it.

About the authors

Brian Chama is Senior Lecturer at the Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Tabloid Journalism in Africa (2017).

Reviews

“The corruption-exposure case studies examined in this book reveal the trials and tribulations faced by journalists in Africa. Investigating and exposing corruption is a risk endeavour. A good read for anyone concerned with the safety of journalists.” (Martin Ndlela, Associate Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway and Associate Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies)

“The advent of social media, and indeed the ubiquity of other forms of digital media, makes it easy for us to forget about tabloid journalism. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the transformation of journalism in the Global South. Brian Chama cleverly conceptualises tabloid journalism using both historical and contemporary perspectives, equally assessing the challenges and prospects facing one of the world's most longstanding forms of journalism.” (Bruce Mutsvairo, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16822-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16821-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anti-Corruption Tabloid Journalism in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16822-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16822-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16821-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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