Wits Media Studies dissertations and theses

Bhula, Vidhya. (2012). Questioning gender: the representation of race and gender in global and local print media responses of the Caster Semenya saga. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.

Jooma, Nafeesa (2012). The public performances of pop star Lady Gaga: reading representations of gender, sexuality and feminist identities. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand

Zimu, Nokwazi (2012). The working conditions of professional black women journalists: phase two. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.

Masina, Nomalanga Leander (2011). Black like me: representations of black women in advertisements placed in contemporary South African magazines. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.

Mthimkhulu, Zongile Nomfundo (2011). Regulating freedom? : an examination of the discourse on internet regulation and freedom of expression in South Africa. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.

Sindane, Sibongile (2011). The rise of political advertising on television in South Africa and its implications for democracy. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.

Malan, Ryan (2010). Public relations, propaganda and poison: a case study of South African press coverage of the Vanderbijlpark water pollution crisis and Mittal Steel. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Botes, Janeske (2009). “The Hopeless Continent?” A critical comparative analysis of 2007/2008 representations of Africa in Time, The Economist and Financial Mail. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Govenden, Prinola (2009). “Toothless regulator?” a critical analysis of ICASA’s regulation of the SABC so that it functions as a public services broadcaster. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Marco, Derilene (2009). A ‘coloured’ history, a black future: contesting the dominant representations in the media through hip-hop beats. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Monamodi, Nthabiseng (2009). Rainbow pride in the rainbow nation: the fictional representation of lesbians on the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Rizos, Dominique (2009). Lad magazines, raunch culture and the increasing pornification of South African media. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Sakota-Kokot, Tanja (2009). My war, your war: understanding conflict in Africa and the Middle East through fiction film: Hotel Rwanda and The Kingdom. Unpublished PhD thesis. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Van Tonder, Tamsin (2009). Between a rock and a hard place? the factors enabling and constraining the role of print media in democratisation in Mozambique and South Africa. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Abboo, Cheryl (2008). Public service broadcasting and the public mandate: a critical analysis of the SABC. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Lovaas, Scott (2008). Manufacturing consent in democratic South Africa: application of the propaganda model. Unpublished PhD thesis. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Pillay, Nerisa (2008). The portrayal of women in television advertisements on SABC3: a reflection on stereotypical representation. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Gongo, Kuselwa (2007). “Distinctly African”: the representation of Africans in City Press. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

Mukhudwana, Rofhiwa Felicia (2007). E-governance in Africa: governing the continent through AU and Nepad websites. Unpublished MA dissertation. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Media Studies.

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