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Global Media Journal


The Global Media Journal is an open-access academic refereed publication in various national or regional editions around the globe. GMJ-German Edition is affiliated with the Freie University Berlin/Germany and the University of Erfurt/Germany and hosted by Carola Richter and Christine Horz.

GMJ-DE is published semi-annually (spring and fall) and bilingually (English and German). It is dedicated to research in the fields of communication and media studies, with the  ambition to present communication and media theories, report empirical and analytical research, present critical discourses, apply theories to case studies, and set out innovative research methodologies. It aims to advance research and understanding of international and cross-cultural communication and media in the German-spoken countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and around the globe such as research on Media Systems, Journalism, Migration & Diaspora, Development Communication and other fields of communication and media studies.

The GMJ-DE is funded in 2020-2022 by the DFG program "Infrastructure for Electronic Publications and Digital Science Communication".

Manuscripts are welcome! Please consider our Styleguide.

The GMJ-DE contains four sections:

– academic articles (peer-reviewed)
– reports of media praxis and scientific field work
– graduate papers
– book reviews

The current issue Vol. 11, No. 2 contains the following articles:

Special Issue: Global Digital Media from Intersectional, Queerfeminist and Post- and Decolonial Perspectives

Anna Antonakis & Ricarda Drüeke
Global Digital Media: Interventions from Intersectional, Queerfeminist and Postcolonial Perspectives (article in English)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Yener Bayramoğlu
Shady Ancestors: Queering digital diaspora research (article in English)

Nazlı Bülay Doğan
Online humor targeting women on Turkish digital media platforms: An intersectional approach to digital violence (article in English)

Julia Trzcińska
Women and Women’s Rights Narratives on Polish Twitter in Light of the Abortion Issue (article in English)

Trust Matsilele, Shepherd Mpofu, Mbongeni Msimanga, Lungile Tshuma
Transnational hashtag protest movements and emancipatory politics in Africa: A three country study  (article in English)


Anouk Madörin
Fungibility at the border: selfies, proxies, and (faux) self-representations in the European border regime (article in English)

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann
Noch einmal kurz die Welt retten: Machtkritische Perspektiven auf digitale Emanzipationsgewinne (article in German)

Book Reviews

María Elena Cepeda
Valdivia, Angharad N. (2020). The Gender of Latinidad: Uses and Abuses of Hybridity (review in English)
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Pauline Gidget Estella, Martin Löffelholz
Dimitrova, Daniela V. (ed.) (2021). Global Journalism: Understanding World Media Systems (review in English)
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Marcus Kreutler
Kamalipour, Yahya R. (ed.). (2021). Global Media Perceptions of the United States. The Trump Effect (review in English)
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