This article explores the various ways in which the British media, and the broadsheets The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph in particular, have framed and represented events in Zimbabwe since 2000. It argues that representations of the situation in Zimbabwe have been largely struggles over meanings and definitions of the ‘crisis’ in the country. The extensive media coverage of Zimbabwe in the British media generated a significant amount of debate and this article demonstrates how the Zimbabwean government drew upon international media representations in order to define the situation in Zimbabwe as a struggle against imperialism.
Keywords: post-colonial studies, representation, discourse, media coverage, foreign news, British media, Zimbabwe
How to Cite:
Willems W., (2017) “Remnants of Empire? British media reporting on Zimbabwe”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 2(0). p.91-108. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.44