Does terrorism drive media attention?

By Uchenna Ekwo Attending a conference in South Africa two years ago, I engaged one of the conference participants in a conversation about how Africa is not in the radar of the United States and even the international media. Specifically, we focused on the suffering people of Zimbabwe under the…

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The Referenda Revolution: Russia, Africa and Global Peace

By Uchenna Ekwo About 97 per cent of Crimean voters on Sunday overwhelmingly backed a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, in an election denounced by the United States, Europe, and the Ukrainian government as illegal and destabilizing. A similar referendum took place on January 9, 2011 in…

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Censorship: The dilemma of journalists

By Uchenna Ekwo The attention- headline-grabbing on-air resignation of Liz Wahl who until Wednesday worked for Russia Today, the state-owned Russian news agency should provoke thoughts about the daily challenges faced by journalists in the discharge of their duties. “As a reporter on this network, I face many ethical and…

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