29. “Africa Talks Climate”

Comparing Audience Understandings of Climate Change in Ten African Countries

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Anna Godfrey,
  2. Miriam Burton and
  3. Emily LeRoux-Rutledge

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch29

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Godfrey, A., Burton, M. and LeRoux-Rutledge, E. (2012) “Africa Talks Climate”, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch29

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. BBC Media Action, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • “Africa Talks Climate”, audience perception in ten African countries;
  • Africa Talks Climate, being of much acclaim, but within a critical reflection;
  • Africa Talks Climate's aim, for a public understanding of climate change;
  • Africa, most vulnerable to climate change/variability, with impacts manifested;
  • Africa Talks Climate, “culturally blinkered” by BBC Media and the British Council


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Case of Africa Talks Climate

  • Climate Change in Africa

  • The Role of the Media

  • Comparative Research: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Why Compare?

  • What to Compare?

  • How to Compare?

  • Common Framings

  • Reach and Impact

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References