Who's Reporting Africa Now? Non-Governmental Organizations, Journalists and Multimedia

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As news organizations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaux, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have begun to expand into news reporting. Why and how do journalists use the photographs, video, and audio that NGOs produce? What effects does this have on the kinds of stories told about Africa? And how have these developments changed the nature of journalism and NGO-work?

Who’s Reporting Africa Now?: Non-Governmental Organizations, Journalists, and Multimedia is the first book to address these questions—using frank interviews and internal documents to shed light on the workings of major news organizations and NGOs, collaborating with one another in specific news production processes. These contrasting case studies are used to illuminate the complex moral and political economies underpinning such journalism, involving not only NGO press officers and journalists but also field workers, freelancers, private foundations, social media participants, businesspeople, and advertising executives.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages280
ISBN (Electronic)9781433151064, 9781433151057
ISBN (Print)9781433151033, 9781433151040
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2018


  • NGOs
  • journalism
  • Africa
  • advocacy
  • humanitarian
  • human rights
  • disability
  • freelancers


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