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Remnants of Empire? British media reporting on Zimbabwe

Willems, Wendy ORCID: 0000-0002-9185-4268 (2005) Remnants of Empire? British media reporting on Zimbabwe. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. pp. 91-108. ISSN 1744-6708

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This article explores the various ways in which the British media, and the broadsheets The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph in particular, have framed and represented events in Zimbabwe since 2000. It argues that representations of the situation in Zimbabwe have been largely struggles over meanings and definitions of the ‘crisis’ in the country. The extensive media coverage of Zimbabwe in the British media generated a significant amount of debate and this article demonstrates how the Zimbabwean government drew upon international media representations in order to define the situation in Zimbabwe as a struggle against imperialism.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2005 University of Westminster
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 14:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 13:14

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