The Media and Terrorism

Editorial Cartoons, Framing and Legitimacy in the Kenyan Press, 1998-2008

By Duncan Mainye Omanga

The editorial cartoon, perhaps one the most enduring features of the African newspaper, carries perception of a less cerebral form of journalism consigned to laughter and flippancy. However, editorial cartoons' effectiveness goes beyond laughter. This book not only responds to the call for a broader debate on media and terrorism, but also examines how editorial cartoons in Kenya, between 1998 and 2008, contributed to the discursive construction of terrorism and the so-called war on terror. Drawing from events surrounding major terror attacks at the high noon of 'al-Qaida terrorism', this book highlights how editorial cartoons in Kenya provided insights into the vicissitudes that characterized terrorism and its war. Dissertation. (Series: Contributions to African Research / Beitrage zur Afrikaforschung, Vol. 67) [Subject: Politics, Media Studies, African Studies]

Publication Date: 11/11/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907103