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Mirjam de Bruijn works on ‘Tchadoblog’

This blog was originally published on The workshop also introduced new methods for structuring research and producing non-polarizing stories. Learning by doing was the pedagogical principle during the five days. Participants talked a lot with each other and went "out on the street" twice to do reporting and research. For…

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Digital media in Ethiopia at a glance

In May 2022, I, Mulatu Alemayehu Moges, facilitated a five days consultative meeting for the DDMAC research team with different sectors in Ethiopia. During these days the team had discussions with diplomats at the Norwegian Embassy, media experts coming from universities, media firms, NGOs, fact checking groups, and university students.…

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Fieldsnaps: ‘Forging Ahead’

From the 15th until the 20th of May the DDMAC team visited Addis Abeba. The below collection of pictures tells a visual story of their research trip. Multiple meetings, workshops, and informal gatherings allowed and inspired the team to collect data and meet people who are at the forefront of…

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Memetic Warfare on Twitter

Besides URLs and short text snippets, which contain news events, opinions and references to others, Twitter is full of visual content. Twitter-users in Mali decorate their profiles with photos, videos, infographics, documents, and memes to communicate their perspectives on pressing issues. A key aspect of the visual imagery is its…

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Digital media and the Malian crisis: the changing relationship between traditional media and social media

Pour le fran├žais voir ci-dessous Since the outbreak of the Malian crisis in 2012 up to the present day, digital media have played a major role in the distribution of information. Journalists and bloggers convey various genres of information through communicative and community platforms. Social networks are proving to be…

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