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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 in a panel on the consequences of fake…

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DD-MAC fieldwork trip to Addis Abeba

Mulatu Alemayehu, Samba Dialimpa Badji and Kristin Skare Orgeret did fieldwork in Addis Ababa 12-18 March 2023. They…

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TikTok and the Tigrayan Conflict

Master student Chiara Cozzatella and Research Master student Pieter Roden wrote a blog as part of a course…

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Factforward: reflections on a future of disinformation

Stories on artificial intelligence, such as deepfakes, Google voice generators, and the impact of conversation chatbots like ChatGPT,…

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Samba Dialimpa Badji writes blog for Africa Check

PhD candidate Samba published a

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DDMAC team publishes article on the future of disinformation studies

On May 25th 2022, a pre-conference at Sciences Po in Paris was held, where scholars came to discuss…

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Luca Bruls publishes journal article on Algerian TikTok in CyberOrient

Luca Bruls has published her first lengthy academic paper based on nethographic research she carried out during her…

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Chad’s Transition: Easing Tensions Online

L’utilisation croissante des réseaux sociaux au Tchad pourrait faciliter la transition politique, mais elle risque également d’attiser la…

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Luca Bruls presents DDMAC at LeidenASA Annual Meeting

On Monday December 12th, junior researcher Luca presented a short pitch on DDMAC at the annual meeting of

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Mirjam de Bruijn interviewed about Mali and the UN mission

On December 1st, Dutch newspaper Trouw featured an article in De Verdieping about the current situation in Mali…

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Call for papers: DDMAC panel at ECAS9 Conference 2023

DDMAC will participate with a panel at the ECAS9 Conference on African Futures in Cologne from May 31st…

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A panel discussion by DDMAC at the conference on the safety of journalists

On Wednesday November 2nd the DDMAC research group participated in the 8th annual conference on the safety of…

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