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Communication, Media and Sport in Africa 

February 22-23, 2008
Ohio University, Athens Ohio

Since its inception in 2004, the Sports and Africa Symposium has sought to foster meaningful dialogue on the interface of sports and Africa among academics, practitioners, media, NGOs and the public. The first four conferences covered a range of topics across time and disciplines. The presentations have explored the relationships among sports and broader themes such as politics, culture, gender, age, cooperation, conflict, history, migration, mass media, health and development.  The multi-disciplinary approach has allowed scholars and practitioners to explore multiple dimensions of African sport and to learn from each other.  In continuing the multi-disciplinary exploration and study of African Sport, Communication, Media and Sports in Africa was the leading theme of 2008 conference and focused on themes such as:

  • Communication for sports and development
  • International media coverage of African sports
  • Digital media and sport
  • Internet and sport
  • Satellite and cable media and sport
  • Women sport in media
  • Youth and sport media
  • Economics and sport media
  • Media and the 2010 World Cup
  • The Role of Media Sponsorship in Sports

The conference was intellectually engaging, but also a source of inspiration for future scholarly and practical endeavors.


Gerard Akindes
Ohio University
Grover Center E211
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Matthew Kirwin
Michigan State University 
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