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This article examines contours of continuities and discontinuities in mediated discourses about global media health pandemics in the African context, demonstrating the global, structural and systematic unequal power relations that underwrite global health pandemics.

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The article illuminates on the way in which media shape public opinion through discursive construction of global pandemics highlighting the way in which reporting of global pandemics in Africa is marked by negative stereotypes, misinformation, disinformation as well as medical colonialism.

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This page is a summary of: Media and global pandemics: Continuities and discontinuities, Journal of African Media Studies, September 2021, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/jams_00050_2.
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