african_c_rA new and recent publication on African communications research has come into our Library at the Salesiana! The review called AFRICAN COMMUNICATION RESEARCH has been in publication since 2008. We have just began receiving copies of this publication in our library. It is edited by Prof. Bernadine MFUMBUSA and published by St Augustine University in Tanzania, East Africa. Contributors are reputed African scholars and experts in the field of social communication.

African Communication Reserach is sponsored by UNESCO, whose Chair in communication is presently held by Prof. Ruth E. Teer-TOMASELLI of the University of KwaZulu Natale in the Republic of S. Africa.



The review has so far published a series of very useful research. Some of the topics so far handled in the editions available in our library include:

  1. Grassroots participatory communication which examines inter alia, traditional African means of communication as well as focus on the budding Nollywood in Nigeria.
  2. Newroom Ethics. A quest for morality within the framework of the media
  3. Media and democratisation, focusing on governance in Africa and how the media could help better the situation. A special accent is put on Nigeria and S. Africa.
  4. Communication for development: handles current debates on the role of the media in developing countries of Africa.
  5. Media and religion: Africans are said to be notoriously religious and see life through the lenses of religion. This edition examines the use of religious images and music in the media as well as exposes the problematic of new religious movements on the continent.
  6. Public relations research in Africa: It examines the use of research methods in public relations in Africa
  7. Health communication in Africa, examines the coverage by the media, of health issues in the continent. The particular issue of HIV/AIDS is highlighted.
  8. Bribery and corruption in African journalism: The African continent is beset by widespread instances of bribery and corruption which has compromised the role of the African journalist as a watchdog in the society.
  9. Communication and Pan-Africanism: In her search for an identity in the contemporary plural world, Africa meets numerable difficulties, some of her making but a great majority which lie outside her control.


The African Communication Research is a MUST-read for all African students, especially those in the Faculty of Communications, but it is also material not only for serious students of communication but for all who are interested in current issues about Africa.


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