China and media in Africa

In recent years China has played an increasingly active role in the media-scape of African countries, from investing in African media houses, funding technology, infrastructure and journalists’ training, to the expansion of China’s own global media network and corresponding influence. This seminar will review the impact of China’s growing influence in media in Commonwealth countries across Africa in the post-COVID world, and its implications for media freedom, one of the declared core values of the Commonwealth. 

Speakers include:

  • Professor Chris Alden (London School of Economics)
  • Dr Iginio Gagliardone (University of Witwatersrand)
  • Kayode Soyinka (Editor and founder, Africa Today)
     

This session was chaired by Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

Author: 
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Speaker(s): 
Professor Chris Alden (London School of Economics), Dr Iginio Gagliardone (University of Witwatersrand) and Kayode Soyinka (Editor and founder, Africa Today)
Event date: 
Monday, 28 March 2022 - 12:30pm