Book launch: Media Ownership in Africa: Challenges, Continuity and Change
Please join Winston Mano and Loubna El Mkaouar in a seminar to celebrate the publication of their edited book, Media Ownership in Africa: Challenges, Continuity and Change (released by Routledge, 21 October 2022). The book unpacks multiple dimensions of media ownership through rare and authoritative perspectives, including both historical and contemporary digital developments. It traces the evolving forms of ownership of media and communications in specific African contexts, showing how they interact with broader changes in and outside the continent.
The book also shows how Big Techs, such as Meta (formerly known as Facebook), are involved in a scramble for Africa’s digital ecosystem and how their advance brings both opportunities and concerns about ownership and control. The chapters analyse evolving forms of ownership and their implications on media concentration and democracy across Africa. The book offers a nuanced account of how media ownership structures are in some instances captured with an ever-growing and complex ecosystem that also has new opportunities for public interest media.
If you are not a University of Westminster staff member/student, please RSVP by Thursday October the 20th to confirm your attendance to Dr. El Mkaouar: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can also be found on the Routledge website: