Date of Award
Master of Arts in Social Sciences
Jones, Tiffany F.
Lyon, Cherstin M.,1971-
This study will show that news coverage of Africa is very limited and not proportional to either the continent's population or the number of African countries. Popular culture tends to portray Africa and Africans as primitive and uncivilized. This thesis will show how these representations have severe political consequences in a case study of the Rwandan Genocide. The Western media's portrayal of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide was mischaracterized by the use of old colonial tropes that facilitated western countries' failure to act.
Estes, Cherice Joyann, "Images of Sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in western media" (2010). Theses Digitization Project. 3701.