This conference is organised by the Voice of China in Africa project, a collaborative project between the Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo (both in Norway, the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China), the Department of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at Makerere University (Uganda) and Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (Institute for Social and Economic Research) IESE (Mozambique)