Eric Opoku MensahUniversity of Cape Coast | UCC · Department of Communication Studies
Eric Opoku Mensah
BA, MPhil (Cape Coast), PhD (Cape Town)
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Citations since 2017
6 Research Items
I hold a PhD in political communication and have a strong interest in the rhetorical function of pan African emancipation movements and the sources, shaping, and enactment of political discourses within the public sphere.
Media development requires substantial funding, and therefore, donors, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and foundations have found a way to play an influential role through their financial support. However, it appears that the donors are also fighting a losing battle considering the rapidly changing political-economic stru...
The Guantanamo Detention Camp was a facility created by the US government to house enemy-combatant captured from war fronts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Amid controversies surrounding the legality of their detention, the Obama administration pledged to shut down the facility. Since terrorism has become a global menace, efforts to combat it have bee...
Old and latest trends in discussions in the sphere of the role of mass communication in media and cultural imperialism have centred on cultural hegemony and cultural colonialism among other such lines of ideological debate. Some debates have also pointed to globalization as the only way to spread development across the world. Others see globalizati...
In recent years, growing research interest in challenger-incumbent campaign communication has provided illuminating insights into the kinds of strategies favoured by challengers and incumbents in presidential elections. However, most of these studies tend to focus on two or more presidential candidates. This has resulted in little knowledge about t...
Ghana’s Fourth republican constitutional provisions on the independence of the media and of expression were subjected to a qualitative assessment on the question: has it lived up to expectation? The study showed that the constitution marked a takeoff point for media liberalisation that led to increased private ownership participation and broke the...
Over last decade, the Ghanaian political discourse has been characterized by insults. This has been of major concern to media commentators, civil society, and other stakeholders in governance in Ghana. One fundamental key in Ghana's political discourse has been the use of metaphor. Using Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) theory of metaphor, the study exa...
to find out the issues Ghana Female Parliamentarians are interested in and to investigate whether they are gendered