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How relevant is it to teach conflict and post-conflict reporting in war-prone countries?

This reflection is based on a panel discussion held at the the annual conference of the East Africa Communication Association (EACA), held from October 29 to 31, 2023 in Rwanda…

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Daniel Thilo Schroeder and Stefan Brenner talk about Digital Wildfires and their emergence at re:publica 2023

The idea that harmful electromagnetic radiation emanates from mobile networks is not new. While ionizing radiation, such as X-rays, alpha, beta, gamma, or neutron radiation, can pose a health risk,…

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Thriving on TikTok in Mali: The Generation of Influencers

Pour le français voir ci-dessous It is a bright afternoon as we arrive at the office of an NGO in Bamako, in a neighborhood known for its dense community of…

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Interview with Mirjam: “Influencers, X and WhatsApp: sociale media and the coup in Niger”

Tim Senden interviewed Mirjam de Bruijn about the military coup in Niger. In the article, Mirjam explains how the current situation in Niger resembles coups in Mali and Burkina Faso,…

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A workshop on participatory war and peace at the University of Sheffield

‘Participatory war and peace: How social media reshape public engagement in conflict’, was the provoking title of a workshop that was held at the University of Sheffield on July 6th,…

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Mirjam de Bruijn and Mamadou Togola co-author an article on conflict in Mali

On June 8th Mamadou Togola and Mirjam de Bruijn published the article

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Political leaders in times of digitalization and conflict: looking back at ECAS’23

This year the European Conference on African Studies took place in Cologne. For four days, scholars attended the conference to discuss the pertinent theme African Futures. In light of this…

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Contentious Entertainment on TikTok

An expanding group of Malian TikTok creators amuses its audiences with funny virals, made popular in particular by audio snippets. At the same time, the echoing of content is influenced…

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Team meeting at Utrecht University

Right before the start of summer, team members Samba Dialimpa Badji, Daniel Thilo Schroeder, Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Modibo Galy Cissé, and Luca Bruls met up at Utrecht University…

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