Chris Paterson researches and teaches at the University of Leeds. His research has focussed on revealing the unseen processes which create international news, and on analysing communicative processes which disadvantage the global South. His book 'War Reporters Under Threat: the United States and Media Freedom' explored coercion and violence facing media workers from the United States. With co-editors he recently published 'Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century', the first book in over two decades to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. He leads an AHRC/DfID funded research project concerning the relationship between international aid and journalism, and is co-investigator on a British Academy funded project titled 'Contested Discourses of ‘Africa Rising’'.