Zhang Yanqiu is the Deputy Dean of Journalism and the Director of the Africa Communication Research Centre at the Communications University of China in Beijing. Zhang is a pioneer in the field of media literacy research in China. Her 2012 dissertation, “Understanding Media Literacy: Origins, Paradigms and Approaches,” was among the first in-depth Chinese studies in the field. Zhang has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Last Updated: October 4, 2016

China’s Media Challenges Western Narratives of Africa

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
The Chinese media presence across Africa has expanded dramatically over the past ten years, as Beijing has built a vast distribution network for its newspaper, radio, and TV content. China’s flagship TV network, China Central Television (CCTV),...