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Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa
A brilliant panel of speakers from across Africa will come together to discuss the interplay between new technology, politics and society

Speakers:

Bruce Mutsvairo, Professor of Journalism at Auburn University in the US, and co-author of Journalism, Democracy, and Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Nanjala Nyabola, independent researcher and writer and author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics

Julie Owono, Executive Director of Internet Without Borders, and a Member of the Facebook Oversight Board.

Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and author of The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa

Chairs:

Lisa Garbe, researcher based at the political science institute at the University of St. Gallen and the co-editor of Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa

Toussaint Nothias, Associate Director of Research at the Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University, and the author of Access granted: Facebook’s free basics in Africa

Discussants

Nic Cheeseman is the Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham, the author of Democracy in Africa and the co-editor of Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa

Idayat Hassan is the director of the Centre for Democracy and Development and the co-author of Driving Division? Disinformation and the new media landscape in Nigeria

Jun 16, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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