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14 February 2012

"Gender and Media in Africa" Africa Media Review: Call for papers for a Special Issue


Deadline: 1st March 2012

In November last year CODESERIA held its annual Gender Symposium in Cairo, Egypt on the theme “Gender and the Media in Africa,” opening up a much needed platform on which gender and media scholars could renew reflection on the multi-faceted connection between media and gender in Africa. This special issue of Africa Media Review seeks to continue the dialogue by examining how political and social transformations on the continent resulting from re-democratisation, neo-liberalism and globalisation are implicating the nature of the relationship between media and gender.

We welcome contributions on theoretical and practical perspectives on the subject including, but not limited to:
  • Gendered audiences 
  • Gender and media entrepreneurship 
  • Gendered implications of changes in media landscape resulting from democracy, globalisation and economic liberalisation 
  • Gender and film industry/culture in Africa 
  • Gendered access and appropriation of new media and communication technologies: gender and online journalism; social networking and gender, the female bloggers, SMS /text messaging in gender-related campaigns, etc. 
  • The gendered dimensions of covering critical issues such as HIV/AIDS, peace and conflict, sexual and gender-based violence, elections and politics, etc. 
  • Gendered representations in African popular culture 
  • Representations of femininity and masculinity in the media 
  • Media as gendered activist space 
  • The relevance of gendered media spaces 
  • Gender and media education/pedagogy

Final articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length. All contributions will go through a rigorous anonymous peer-review process.

Deadline for short proposals: March 1, 2012
Deadline for acceptance note: April 1, 2012
Deadline for full papers: May 1, 2012

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