Ownership Structures and Managerial Challenges in the African Media and Telecommunications Sectors

8-9 November 2018, University of Neuchâtel, Enterprise Institute




The first day of the conference featured an international workshop in which twelve academic papers were presented and discussed. It gathered twenty-three researchers based in China, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States of America.

Sessions were organized on the following subjects:

  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) and its impact on media content and practices;
  • African media in the digital age;
  • Media ownership structures, policies and democratization.

The papers featured case studies from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Some papers provided regional overviews, with one paper focusing on Chinese investment in African media.

Authors of selected contributions will have the opportunity to submit their full manuscript for publication as part of a special issue of a journal or in an edited conference volume.