Reframing coverage: How media reports the Ukraine war

Season 1, Ep. 1

Reframing coverage was hot on the lips and fingertips of African journalists last week when videos of journalists covering the Ukraine war were circulated on social media. In the videos, European journalists described victims of Ukraine’s invasion by Russia as “freedom fighters” and expressed shock and dismay at the level of violence faced by people who “looked like them,” had “blonde hair and blue eyes,” with some even describing Ukraine as a “civilised” country compared to countries in Africa and the East, where wars are rife.


fraycollege hosted a Twitter Space on the topic on Thursday, 3 March 2022, following a scathing statement by the Foreign Press Association, Africa, about the framing of the coverage of Ukraine to discuss these issues and what such coverage means for Africa.