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 Welcome back to my site. Within this site, you'll find information about me and various things that relate to me professionally.

 

 

Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw - Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics

& Programme Leader MSc Mass Communication Management

Department of Media and Communication Design,

School of Arts and Social Sciences 

Northumbria University

Squires Building (Room 304), City Campus

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST

United Kingdom

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BOOKS & Publications

  • Shaw, Ibrahim .S (2013) Humanitarian Journalism. In Fackson Banda (Ed.) Model Curricula for Journalism Education: A compendium of New Syllabi. UNESCO Series on Journalism Education 
  • Shaw, Ibrahim.S (2012) Human Rights Journalism:  Advances in Reporting distant humanitarian interventions. Palgrave Macmillan. Hampshire. Basingstoke
  • Shaw, Ibrahim.S (2012) Human Rights Journalism: A critical Theoretical Framework of a new Strand of Peace Journalism. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert H Hackett (eds) Expanding Peace Journalism: Critical and comparative approaches .Sydney University Press .
  • Shaw, Ibrahim.S, Hackett, R, Lynch, J (2012)(Eds.) Expanding Peace Journalism: Critical and Comparative Perspectives. Sydney University Press 
  • Lynch, J, R.A. Hackett and Shaw, I.S (2012) Introduction: Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert Hackett (Eds.) Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches. Sydney University Press
  • Shaw, Ibrahim.S (2007) Le regard des journalists Occidentaux sur la guerre en Sierra Leone: LECTURE CRITIQUE DU TRAVAIL DE 3 JOURNALISTES FRANCAIS, IN François Biyele (Ed) Nouvelles approches des problematiques de communication  sur l’Afrique  subsaharienne: REPRESENTATIONS, IDEOLOGIE ET INSTRUMENTALISATION, L’Harmattan, Paris (Currently being translated into English)
  •  Shaw, Ibrahim S (2000) Chemin Deficil d'exil  dans “Comment la France Traite l’Asile Politique”, L’Harmattan, Paris 

 

Book Chapters

“Le regard des journalists Occidentaux sur la guerre en Sierra Leone”: LECTURE CRITIQUE DU TRAVAIL DE 3      JOURNALISTES FRANCAIS, IN François Biyele (Ed) Nouvelles approches des problematiques de communication  sur l’Afrique  subsaharienne: REPRESENTATIONS, IDEOLOGIE ET INSTRUMENTALISATION, L’Harmattan, Paris, mai 2007

 Co-author: “Comment la France Traite l’Asile Politic”, L’Harmattan, 2000

 

Conference Papers

Author of a paper: “The ‘War on Terror’ frame of the civil wars in Sierra Leone and Somalia: Implications for British and US interventions”  presented at the Media, War, and Conflict conference at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA,  April 19-20  2007 (paper to be adapted to an article for the conference journal by SAGE)

Author of a paper: “Western Liberal Democracy and the African Journalism model: Towards a critical comparative study” presented at the CAMRI Africa Media Series conference on  March 30-31 2007 at the University of Westminster in London (paper to be adapted to a journal article in due course) 

Author of a paper: “Historical Frames and the politics of humanitarian intervention: The case of the Sierra Leone Civil war 1996-2001” presented at the Global Studies Association conference at Roehampton University London September 4-6th 2006 (partly adapted to a recently published journal article) 

Author of a paper:  “Mass Communication in democratic political systems: How the media set the agenda in Liberia’s 2005 presidential run-off election?” presented at the CAMRI Africa Media Series conference on March 25 2006 at the University of Westminster in London (This paper is due to be published in December 2007

Author of a paper:  “Africa’s rejection of Europe’s EPAs: How the media are not helping the ‘global partnership for development’” delivered at the University of Westminster Africa Media Series in March 2008 

Author of a paper: “The ‘us’ and ‘them’ frames in reporting the Sierra Leone war: implications for peace journalism and global justice” to be presented at Peace Journalism Commission, IPRA 2008  conference University of Leuven, Belgium (16-18 July 2008) 

Author of a paper:  “The politics of humanitarian intervention: a critical analogy of the British response to end the slave trade and the civil war in Sierra Leone” to be presented at an international interdisciplinary conference: Empire, Slave Trade and Slavery: Rebuilding Civil Society in Sierra Leone Past and Present to be held at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull on 26-28 September 2008

Author of an article: Framing ‘big’ and ‘small’ conflicts:  Reconstructing the history of war reporting as genre and myth from Crime to Sierra Leone (under peer review by Journalism Studies: ROUTLEDGE TAYLOR & FRANCIS

 

 

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Board Memberships and Affiliations  

  • IPRA – International Peace Research Association: Secretary General
  • School of Politics, University of the West of England: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • War and Media Network: Member
  • The Exiled Journalists' Network: Board Member
  • British Education Academy: Member
  • Bristol Legacy Commission: Member
  • The Exiled Journalists' Network: Board Member, Programme Coordinator
  • School of Politics, University of the West of England, Bristol: Research Fellow
  • University of the West of England , Bristol: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • African Voices Forum: Founder & Secretary General
  • Expo Network and Expotimes Online News Portal: Founder 

 

Education: 

  • PhD , Information and Communication, Sorbonne University
  • MSc: Development Studies Universities of Sierra Leone
  • Diploma:  Higher Education, UWE
  • BA:  International Relations, Universities of Sierra Leone

 

Journal Articles

Academic Journal articles (peer reviewed)

  • Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga (2012) Stereotypical Representations of Muslims and Islam following the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London: Implications for Intercultural Communication and Terrorism Prevention. International Communication Gazette (SAGE). Volume 13. Autumn. 74 (6).  509-524
  • Roy, Sudeshna and Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga (2012) (Guest Editors) Intercultural Communication in a conflict-torn world: Critical questions/connections/implications (Editorial). International     Communication Gazette (SAGE) October. 74 (6). 507-508
  • Shaw, Ibrahim S (2012) The ‘War on Terror’ frame and Washington Post’s linking of the Sierra Leone civil war to 9/11 and Al Qaeda: Implications for US foreign policy in Africa. Journal of African Media Studies. Intellect. Vol.4. No.1
  • Shaw, Ibrahim S ( 2010) The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention: A critical analogy of the British Response to end the Slave Trade and the Civil War in Sierra Leone. Journal of Global Ethics. Routledge Taylor & Francis. Vol.6 Issue 3
  • Shaw, Ibrahim, S (2009) Towards an African Journalism Model: A Critical Historical Perspective. The International Communication Gazette. SAGE.Vol 71. No 6.p491 October
  • Shaw, Ibrahim, S (2009) The ‘us only’ and ‘us+them’ frames in reporting the Sierra Leone war: Implications for peace journalism and global justice in Ethical Space. March
  • Shaw, Ibrahim, S (2007)‘Historical Frames and the politics of humanitarian intervention: From Ethiopia, Somalia to Rwanda’  in Globalisation, Societies and Education. Routledge: Taylor and Francis. Vol.5 No.3 November 2007
  • Shaw, Ibrahim,  S (2007) ‘The media’s agenda-setting role in Liberia’s 2005 presidential runoff election’. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 2007; 28: 56 – 80
  • Shaw, Ibrahim,  S (2006) “Western Media Correspondents and the Sierra Leone Civil War (1996-2001): Evocative or      Diagnostic Reporting?” in Africa Quarterly, Aug-Oct, Vol 46 , No.3, 2006    
  • “Deux correspondants AFP et leurs sources face a l’attaque sanglante de Freetown par des rebelles du RUF du 6 jan.1999”, JOURNEE d’ETUDE “ FIGURES DU TEMOINS”, May 2004, ASSIC, CHRIME, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle

 

Guest Editor

  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw & Suzanne Franks   co-editors (2012) Media and the ‘War on Terror’ in Africa. Journal of African Media Studies. Intellect. Vol. 4.No. 1     
  • Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga co-guest editor with Sudeshna Roy (2012) – Critical Intersections @ The Centre: Reflections on the Centrality of Intercultural Communication in a Conflict-Torn World. International Communication Gazette (SAGE). Volume 13. Autumn 74 (6).

Reports available in the  public domain

  • Shaw, Ibrahim. S (2013) Humanitarian Journalism. In Fackson Banda (Editor) Model Curricula For Journalism Education. A compendium of New Syllabi. UNESCO Series on Journalism Education.
  • Co-author of FORUM REPORT- Censorship, state restrictions and democracy in Belarus. October 12-13 2008 (www.exiledjournalists.net)
  • Co-Author of FORUM REPORT-Press Freedom Forum Series “Peace Reporting, Professionalism and Journalists’ Safety in Sri Lanka” Oct. 10-12 2007 ((www.exiledjournalists.net)
  • Co- Author of FORUM REPORT-Press Freedom Forum Series (Public Order, State Security and Press Freedom in Ethiopia: Towards finding a common ground, 27-29 September 2006, London, UK organised and published by the  Exiled Journalists’ Network. (www.exiledjournalists.net)

 

 

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