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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 and the relationship with the UN mission MINUSMA. For this article, journalist Joris Belgers interviewed Mirjam de Bruijn about the dynamics of the conflict. Mirjam de Bruijn illustrates the complexity of the…

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Kristin Skare Orgeret awarded with OsloMet’s Research Dissemination Prize

On 30 November, OsloMet awarded four awards to individual researchers and a research group. The jury hands out awards to employees and research communities at Oslomet who have excelled in research, innovation and dissemination over the past year. Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret was awarded the Dissemination Award. The Jury's reason…

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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 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…

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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 journalists in Oslo. In a panel discussion, chaired by Bruce Mutsvairo, the team reflected on the impact of digital media usage in prolonged conflicts in Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia and…

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DDMAC welcomes PhD student Samba Dialimpa Badji

Samba Dialimpa Badji is the newest member of the DDMAC project as a research fellow. Samba has joined Oslo in early October to start his PhD fellowship at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies of OsloMet university. He will research the role of digital media in the armed conflicts…

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DDMAC participates in Conference on the Safety of Journalists

The DDMAC team participates in the 8th International Conference on the Safety of Journalists. The conference, co-organized by Kristin Skare Orgeret, takes place at OsloMet University from the 1st until the 2nd of November. On november 1st, new team member and PhD candidate Samba Badji is chairing the panel discussion…

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Kristin Skare Orgeret writes on the Nobel Peace Prize for Press Freedom

Kristin Skare Orgeret and her colleague Julie Posetti reflect on this year's peace prize, awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” The awarding of this price is symbolically important seeing the pollution of…

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Bruce Mutsvairo a delivers keynote speech at SACOMM2022

The annual South African Communications conference took place at Wits University in South Africa from 14-16 September. The conference brought together media, communications and journalism academics who reflected on a range of topics such as politics and media, film, and feminist and decolonial theory. DDMAC teammember Bruce Mutsvairo delivered a…

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Daniel Thilo Schroeder gives a talk at the summer academy “The Geopolitics of Disinformation”

From the 29th of August until the 1st of September the summer academcy The Geopolitics of Disinformation took place in Bonn. During the summer academy researchers reflected on disinformation, propaganda, and fake news in the light of new technologies. The aim of the conference was to theorize and analyze the…

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