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New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2012

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2012

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2008

Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

This article is a discussion of the Fulani belief in barki (benediction) and kuddi (malediction) in an attempt to show how it informs this deeply religious West African society's perception of success and failure and how, in turn, this perception affects the society's understandings of the political and economic challenges in Africa. Because the Fulani are an Afro-Muslim society, the article is also a discussion of the convergence of indigenous African traditions and Islamic ones as observed in the socio-religious beliefs of the Fulani of Guinea.


Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2008

Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

From the premise that a free and democratic society is impossible without free and responsible media and an active civil society and that freedom and democracy must evolve from within a particular society in order to mature into a way of life for the society and its media, the present study examines the symbiotic role of the media and civil society in West Africa’s struggle for democratic governance. It addresses the question of the independence and accountability of West Africa’s media vis-à-vis foreign donors, local business and political forces along with the effects on local audiences of giant ...


Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed Saliou Camara Jan 2008

Media, Civil Society And Political Culture In West Africa, Mohamed Saliou Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

From the premise that a free and democratic society is impossible without free and responsible media and an active civil society and that freedom and democracy must evolve from within a particular society in order to mature into a way of life for the society and its media, the present study examines the symbiotic role of the media and civil society in West Africa’s struggle for democratic governance. It addresses the question of the independence and accountability of West Africa’s media vis-à-vis foreign donors, local business and political forces along with the effects on local audiences of giant ...


Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed Camara Jan 2008

Benediction And Malediction In Fulani Culture: Exploring An Afro-Muslim Perception Of The Socio-Spiritual Dimensions Of Success And Failure, Mohamed Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

This article is a discussion of the Fulani belief in barki (benediction) and kuddi (malediction) in an attempt to show how it informs this deeply religious West African society's perception of success and failure and how, in turn, this perception affects the society's understandings of the political and economic challenges in Africa. Because the Fulani are an Afro-Muslim society, the article is also a discussion of the convergence of indigenous African traditions and Islamic ones as observed in the socio-religious beliefs of the Fulani of Guinea.


Trends. Vampire Watch: Security In Malawi, Editor Jan 2003

Trends. Vampire Watch: Security In Malawi, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This trends article discusses the idea of a security index, or how comfortable people are with themselves in their daily lives, and peoples’ willingness to believe in the bizarre, the alien, and the fantastic as the security index reflects ever more insecurity. The author notes that all people, being world citizens, are subject to such beliefs as the conditions of our lives deteriorate.


Ebonics: The Political Process Through A Glass Darkly, Editor Jan 1997

Ebonics: The Political Process Through A Glass Darkly, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ebonics (black English) controversy.