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dc.contributor.authorDiagne, Assane
dc.contributor.authorFinlay, Alan
dc.contributor.authorGaye, Sahite
dc.contributor.authorGichunge, Wallace
dc.contributor.authorPretorius, Cornia
dc.contributor.authorSchiffrin, Anya
dc.contributor.authorCunliffe-Jones, Peter
dc.contributor.authorOnumah, Chido
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-23T15:11:31Z
dc.date.available2021-07-23T15:11:31Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210723_9781914386053_14
dc.identifier.issn2752-6240
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50175
dc.description.abstractMisinformation Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is a single volume containing two research reports by eight authors examining policy towards misinformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The volume first examines the teaching of ‘media literacy’ in state-run schools in seven Sub-Saharan African countries as of mid-2020, as relates to misinformation. It explains the limited elements of media and information literacy (MIL) that are included in the curricula in the seven countries studied and the elements of media literacy related to misinformation taught in schools in one province of South Africa since January 2020. The authors propose six fields of knowledge and skills specific to misinformation that are required in order to reduce students’ susceptibility to false and misleading claims. Identifying obstacles to the introduction and effective teaching of misinformation literacy, the authors make five recommendations for the promotion of misinformation literacy in schools, to reduce the harm misinformation causes. The second report in the volume examines changes made to laws and regulations related to ‘false information’ in eleven countries across Sub-Saharan Africa 2016-2020 from Ethiopia to South Africa. By examining the terms of such laws against what is known of misinformation types, drivers and effects, it assesses the likely effects of punitive policies and those of more positive approaches that provide accountability in political debate by promoting access to accurate information and corrective speech. In contrast to the effects described for most recent regulations relating to misinformation, the report identifies ways in which legal and regulatory frameworks can be used to promote a healthier information environment.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAMRI Policy Briefs and Reports
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DN Prose: non-fiction::DNJ Reportage & collected journalism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UD Digital lifestyle::UDV Digital TV & media centres: consumer/user guides
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LNJ Entertainment & media law
dc.subject.otherInformation regulation
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherFact-checking
dc.subject.otherMedia Literacy
dc.subject.otherNews
dc.subject.otherMisinformation
dc.titleMisinformation Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.title.alternativeFrom Laws and Regulations to Media Literacy
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16997/book53
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2725c638-53f3-4872-9824-99c3555366f3
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386053
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386060
oapen.relation.isbn9781914386077
oapen.imprintUniversity of Westminster Press
oapen.series.number8
oapen.pages224
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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