Media, Diaspora and the Somali Conflict

  • IdilĀ Osman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Idil Osman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Idil Osman
    Pages 7-33
  4. Idil Osman
    Pages 53-80
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-156

About this book


This book illustrates how diasporic media can re-create conflict by transporting conflict dynamics and manifesting them back in to diaspora communities. Media, Diaspora and Conflict demonstrates a previously overlooked complexity in diasporic media by using the Somali conflict as a case study to indicate how the media explores conflict in respective homelands, in addition to revealing its participatory role in transnationalising conflicts. By illustrating the familiar narratives associated with diasporic media and utilising a combination of Somali websites and television, focus groups with diaspora community members and interviews with journalists and producers, the potentials and restrictions of diasporic media and how it relates to homelands in conflict are explored. 


migrants human rights Somali diaspora community globalisation western countries diasporic media identity transnationalising

Authors and affiliations

  • IdilĀ Osman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Development StudiesSchool of Oriental and African StudiesLondonUnited Kingdom

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