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Exploring China’s Increasingly Prominent Role in Africa’s Media Sector

Dr. Iginio Gagliardone presenting at a recent online seminar convened by the University of London on China's media and digital engagement in Africa.

China is now a major player in the African media market, particularly in anglophone countries across the continent where its government-produced digital, broadcast, and print services are all widely available.

The Chinese have invested heavily in building a formidable media ecosystem on the continent that is now raising concerns among some observers in both Africa and Europe about the role these outlets play in disseminating misinformation, propaganda, and the implications on media freedom in Africa.

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