Media ethics beyond frontiers: epistemic challenge and power struggle?

Oelgemoeller, Marie M’Balla-Ndi (2020) Media ethics beyond frontiers: epistemic challenge and power struggle? West Africa Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-13.

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To date, only a few efforts to develop a framework for universal ethical principles of media and journalism that take full account of indigenous knowledge have been made. This paper tentatively demonstrates the importance of taking into consideration such knowledge for the examination of journalistic practice and when entering a debate on global media ethics; it suggests that a significant reconsideration of our theoretical approaches to do so must take place. It also suggests that the challenges to including traditional knowledge or indigenous and traditional epistemologies in such framework goes beyond the sole issue of ‘culture’ and local epistemologies in the non-Western world. It will argue that by deploying a more critical approach that takes into consideration the concept of domination and power – or struggle over domination and power – we may gain a better understanding of why there are many complexities involved in the development of such ambitious project as the one of global media ethics.

Item ID: 61168
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2714-4607
Keywords: media, ethics, global, culture, journalism, epistemology, domination, colonial
Copyright Information: Copyright @ 2020 Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 01:09
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies @ 80%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 20%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media @ 80%
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