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Politics and Journalism in Francophone Africa

Systems, Practices and Identities

This book provides a comprehensive approach of the media, journalism and politics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa. This is Marie-Soleil Frère's latest publication. Professor at the ULB and Director of Research at the FNRS, she passed away on March 2021. 

FRÈRE Marie-Soleil, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, août 2022, 347 p.


The author argues that there are common features that the media and journalism share in the seventeen countries of Francophone Africa and these make the local media systems different from what they are in neighboring English-speaking African countries, and in the rest of the world.

The approach of the media in French-speaking Africa has not only to be “de-Westernized”, but also to step out of general overviews considering “African media." This project shows the historical, political, economic and sociological characteristics of the media systems of seventeen French-speaking countries of Africa.

Marie-Soleil Frère was Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Director of Research at the National Fund for Scientific Research, Brussels. She passed away on March 2021Specialist in media and political change in Africa, she has left behind an important scientific contribution.


Mis à jour le 1 décembre 2022