Event Date and time: November 28 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue details: LSE Clement House, CLM 6.02 | 99 Aldwych London | WC2B 4JF

Organisers: Department of Media and Communications | media@lse.ac.uk

Event website: China’s media in Africa: expansion, perception and reception

Event cost: Free

As part of its ‘soft power’ strategy, China has invested significantly in expanding its presence in the African media sphere. This increased presence has contributed to a more diverse image of Africa in global media, while prompting renewed debates about normative values for African journalism and press freedom on the continent. The viability and success of these attempts to broaden China’s soft power on the continent remains an open question. This lecture will give an overview of Chinese initiatives in the African media landscape and present findings from interviews with South African journalists and audiences in which their reception of Chinese media content was explored.

Places are limited so please register here to attend.


Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town.


Bingchun Meng is an Associate Professor in the Department for Media and Communications at LSE.


Nick Couldry is Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory in the Department of Media and communications at LSE.

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