Media and Global Climate
A new transnational study on climate change funded by University of Oslo & University of Bergen in Norway & university of Tampere in Finland.
Global Climate: Local Journalisms, A Transnational Study of How Media Make Sense of Climate Change, edited by Elsiabeth Eide, Risto Kunselius & Ville Kumpu in the Global Journalism Series editors Oliver Hahn & Roland Schroeder, Vol.3, Summits, DIE UNTERNEHMER-HOCHSCHULE, Projekt Verlag, Boch.
Climate change is a unique challenge to global governance and regulation. As a global problem calling for unforeseen level of coordinated action it is the paradigmatic case to look for and encourage the emergence of transnational or global public spheres, i.e. networks of communication flows through which global and national civil society actors – including journalists – interact with representatives of states and international political bodies.. Traditional mainstream journalism still plays a major role in the production of moments and largely national spaces of communication in which the effective ”public spheres” with all their shortcomings is constructed. Emerging transnational political processes and institutions (such as the series of global climate summits from Kyoto to Copenhagen) provide unique possibilities for journalists to overcome the routinely nationalistic and local instincts of their professional practices. This paper compares some of the press performance in the coverage of these summits in thirteen countries with a particular eye for the way news media around the world ”domesticate” climate change negotiations and claims about needed action. Furthermore the first quantitative and qualitative results from the ongoing research project (Media Climate) mapping the Bali summit (2007) and the Copenhagen summit (2009) are presented.
This pioneer comparative study involves (19 countries) and includes Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil,Canada, Chille, China,Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden,USA.
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The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This issue is primarily focused on ways and means of addressing the issues of governance in Africa and how its application can be subject to wars as well as socio-political or economic crises.
Within this theme "media and governance in Africa," the GMJ, African Edition encourages research papers addressing the challenges facing > the Africa media… Continue
Posted on January 23, 2013 at 4:35
- Saleh, I. (2012). "Ups and Downs from Cape to Cairo: Journalisms Practice of Climate Change in Africa," In Eide, E & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. Gothenburg: Nordicom, Sweden, pp.47- 63.
Today, information about global warming and climate change is readily available to average global citizens who watch TV news, and are able to see satellite pictures of changes in ocean temperatures, or of glaciers melting. However, the public risk perception affects… Continue
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Posted on December 19, 2011 at 18:40
According to the World Bank, there are currently over 1.4 billion people live at the poverty line. "Poverty" here is defined as an economic condition of lacking both money and basic necessities needed to successfully live, such as food, water, education, healthcare, and shelter. However, "poverty" may therefore also be defined as the economic condition of lacking predictable and stable means of meeting basic life needs. Ironically, guarding economic growth is often the key consideration in… Continue
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