Decoding Digital Media in African regions of Conflict

An interdisciplinary research project in sub-Saharan Africa

DDMAC is a transnational, transdisciplinary study sitting at the intersection of digital communication, democracy and conflict.

We seek to uncover the role of social media in reducing or worsening conflict. The principal countries of focus for this Norwegian Research Council-funded project are Mali and Ethiopia. We are primary interested in using qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the impact of disinformation in African regions of conflict.

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Team meeting at Utrecht University

Right before the start of summer, team members Samba Dialimpa…

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Samba Dialimpa Badji participates in a panel on disinformation

On Monday March 27th from 15:00-16:30, Samba Dialimpa Badji participates…

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Contentious Entertainment on TikTok

An expanding group of Malian TikTok creators amuses its audiences…

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TikTok and the Tigrayan Conflict

Master student Chiara Cozzatella and Research Master student Pieter Roden…

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Factforward: reflections on a future of disinformation

Stories on artificial intelligence, such as deepfakes, Google voice generators,…

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