DDMAC will participate with a panel at the ECAS9 Conference on African Futures in Cologne from May 31st until June 3rd. The panel is titled Media Forerunners: Reflecting on Emerging Socio-Political Youth Leadership in Times of Conflict and Digitalization and is convened by Bruce Mutsvairo and Mirjam de Bruijn. PhD candidate Samba Dialimpa Badji will be a discussant at the panel.
The call for papers for this panel is now open. Find it here. We invite researchers to discuss the following:
Digital media increasingly play an influential role as epicenters for present and future socio-political configurations in Africa, also (re)defining conflict dynamics and opening spaces for Youth. Who are the major actors, what are their motives and ambitions?