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Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh
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  • Egypt
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What organisation do you work for?
Convenor of Political Communication Programme at the University of Cape Town (UCT) & Chair of Journalism Research and Education at the International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR)
What country are you based in?
South Africa, but I am Egyptian
Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
My research objectives are to illuminate the problems with translating knowledge about climate change to climate politics, with a specific focus on what role the media plays in this relationship. I am particularly interested in comparative perspectives from the global North and the global South.
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Arabic and English
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The different Egyptian media have marginalised and ignored the reality of "global warming", with a closer look at the social and political context in which the media operates, and a consideration of its functions, regulation and ownership helps to see through this paradox. This global concern and need for action on climate issues contradicts the increasing levels of democratisation and opportunities for citizen participation in many parts of the developing world. However, this experience remains incomplete as a result of the media deficiency that has further escalated the differential knowledge crisis between individuals in higher and lower socio-economic strata. This widening social differentiation of knowledge often favours the existing power relations, and it is one of the major obstacles for better communicating the challenges of climate change.

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.

Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh's Blog

Selected List of Research on Media and Climate Change-Dr IMA Saleh

Saleh, I. (2014). "Narrating Climate Change Crisis: The Press, Social Imaginaries & Harsh Realities in Africa," in, Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen and Nina Lager Vestberg, Media and the Ecological Crisis,Routledge | Taylor & Francis, pp.161-173.

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-…


Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:16

Media and the Ecological Crisis

Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform, educate, and advocate for real, environmentally sound changes in design, policy, industrial, and consumer practices. Aligned with an emerging area of scholarship devoted to identifying and…


Posted on February 11, 2014 at 15:01

CfP-Global Media Journal, African Edition

 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…


Posted on January 23, 2013 at 4:35

Ups and Downs from Cape to Cairo: Journalisms Practice of Climate Change in Africa

  • 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…


Posted on January 23, 2013 at 4:23 — 1 Comment

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