Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age

Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age

Nhamo A. Mhiripiri (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe & St. Augustine University, Tanzania) and Tendai Chari (University of Venda, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 330
ISBN13: 9781522520955|ISBN10: 1522520953|EISBN13: 9781522520962|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2095-5


The growing presence of digital technologies has caused significant changes in the protection of digital rights. With the ubiquity of these modern technologies, there is an increasing need for advanced media and rights protection.

Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age is a key resource on the challenges, opportunities, issues, controversies, and contradictions of digital technologies in relation to media law and ethics and examines occurrences in different socio-political and economic realities. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on cybercrime, invasion of privacy, and muckraking, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, government officials, and active media practitioners.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cybercrime
  • Freedom of Information
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Media Ownership Policy
  • Media Regulatory Models
  • Muckraking
  • User Generated Content

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri is an Associate Professor in the department of Media and Society Studies at the Midlands State University (MSU), Zimbabwe and a Visiting Lecturer at St Augustine University, Tanzania. He has also lectured at the Centre for Communication and Media Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the Zimbabwe Open University. He was founding Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at MSU. He has also done consultancy work for various media organisations. He studied English and History, and Masters degree in Communications and Media Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, before doing doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Media and Cultural Studies with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. He has a wide range of interests in media and cultural studies, and is a widely published scholar. He has co-edited African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup . He was a member of the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) appointed by the Zimbabwe government. In 2015 he was nominated and interviewed to be a member of the Zimbabwe Media Commission.
Tendai Chari is a Lecturer at the University of Venda, South Africa. He holds a PhD from Wits University, South Africa. Previously, he lectured at the University of Zimbabwe (where he was Coordinator of the Media Programme in the English Department) Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), National University of Science and Technology (NUST) (Zimbabwe) and Fort Hare University (South Africa). He is widely published in the field of Media Studies and specializes in political communication, media ethics, and new media and politics. His publications have appeared in the journal of African Media Studies, African Identities, Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, Ecquid Novi: Journal of African Media Studies and the Journal on Media and Communications. He co-edited the book African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. He served as the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Television (ZTV) a Board Member of the Zimbabwe Broadcast Holdings (ZBH) as well as a Member of the Media Commission (MIC) in Zimbabwe.