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Handbook of Research on Connecting Philosophy, Media, and Development in Developing Countries

Handbook of Research on Connecting Philosophy, Media, and Development in Developing Countries
Author(s)/Editor(s): Desmond Onyemechi Okocha (Bingham University, Nigeria), Melchizedec J. Onobe (Bingham University, Nigeria)and Mirian Ngozi Alike (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4107-7
ISBN13: 9781668441077
ISBN10: 1668441071
EISBN13: 9781668441091


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Developing nations have been experimenting with different models and theories in their quest for development for decades but are missing some critical elements when mirrored or judged via a Westernized lens. In order for these countries to successfully establish their identity and address issues that have held them back in the past, further study on the use of media and philosophy in correlation with development must be conducted.

The Handbook of Research on Connecting Philosophy, Media, and Development in Developing Countries examines how media can be utilized to bridge the gap between the past and the future for developing countries and drive sustainable development. The book also seeks to reimagine development within developing regions through the prism of their unique cultures, religions, media, and philosophies so they can take hold of their identity and portrayals within the international arena. Covering topics such as human development, new media, language, and culture, this major reference work is ideal for government officials, policymakers, scholars, researchers, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Desmond Okocha (Ed.)
Desmond Onyemechi Okocha , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Bingham University, Nigeria, a Research Fellow at University of Religions and Denominations, Iran and Member of the Swiss-based International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE). He was a Special Adviser on Digital Media and Strategic Communication to Abia State Governor, Nigeria from 2020-2023. He holds a Diploma in Media Studies from Ireland, Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Management from the United Kingdom, Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism and Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University, India and PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from Nims University, Rajasthan, India. Besides, working and consulting for World Bank, Global Fund for Women and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) funded projects, he was the pioneer National Knowledge Management and Communication Coordinator for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. He has published over 130 articles in refereed journals and 3 edited books. His research interests are Digital Journalism, Media and Society, Emerging Media and Corporate Communication.

Melchizedec Onobe (Ed.)
Melchizedec J. Onobe , PhD, is a Communication Scholar with socio-scientific interest in media and society development issues, cultural communication, digital media and brand communication. He has about 18 years combined work exposure and experiences as a researcher, journalist and editor. He holds a B.A degree, M.A and a PhD in Mass Communication from universities in Nigeria. He has taught in some prestigious universities in Africa and published widely. He is a co-editor of a book of Reading, Nigeria: Journeying in Socio-Economic and Political Development and also Social Spiral of Silence and the Narratives of African Culture in Contemporary Media. He is a Reader in the Department of Mass Communication, Bingham University Karu. Nasarawa state, Nigeria and was a sabbatical Professor in the Department of Mass Communication, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Mirian Alike (Ed.)

Mirian Ngozi Alike, PhD, is a Philosopher and Researcher who specializes in Metaphysics and African Philosophy. She had her B.A, M.A and PhD degrees in Philosophy from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. Mirian has great passion for youth leadership development and community services. She has attended several International conferences and has published in reputable peer reviewed journals. Additionally, she is a co-editor of the festschrift in honour of The African Philosopher, Professor Paulin Hountondji. Presently, Mirian is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.


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