Media Coverage of Science and Technology in Africa

Sponsored by UNESCO

Department of Journalism and Communication, Makere University

Principal Investigator: George W. Lugalambi, PhD

2011


Overview

This paper critically analyses the role media has to play in facilitating the public understanding of science and technology across Africa. It does so against the backdrop of little or no previous studies on the subject, with few of them having systematically

investigated the volume, quality, scope and perceptions of science and technology coverage.

This article seeks to amend this lack of previous research and explores coverage within the context of the contemporary media landscape of Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, and Uganda.

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