At a time where intolerance vis-à-vis freedom of communication is spreading all over the world, big number of journalists imprisoned this year, there is an abundance of content creators in Africa, without formal education in communication sciences, facing states that want to control information at all costs.

 

Is it the very concept of social media that turns out to be a kind of trap for journalism education in Africa? Case study in the Great Lakes region of Africa…

What impact of social media on the health of young people, both moral and physical…What are the possibilities for academic research to shed light on the situations…Does this state of confinement within colonial borders, that lasts for over 60 years, play an existential role?

This inquiry makes a point in showing the part of responsibility of the works effects of each actor on the ground. To do this, it´s necessary to evoke and stipulate a new genre that is called„climate journalism“, this to awaken discussions on the world of media to re-think itself.

Here is all the more relevant as in the great lakes region of Africa, there is a tendency to revalue local content and by local actors. The diversification of topics goes there, and the impact of both endogenous and exogenous networks, as well as how the public is perceived or perceive state of affairs is to assess. Examining perspectives, whether lacking or unnoticed may be key.

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