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Reporting from ‘the field’: foreign correspondents and the international news coverage of East Africa

Abstract:

There has been significant academic criticism of the international news coverage of Africa, but little or no first-hand research on the forces that create this news. This thesis draws on 51 semi-structured interviews and ethnographic work with practicing foreign correspondents in Sudan, Kenya and Uganda to explore the question: how can we explain and theorise the production of international news on East Africa?

The thesis argues that Pierre Bourdieu’s Field Theory, and its analytica...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-09-09

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