Mapping “fake news” in the field: Mirjam de Bruijn reports on the workshop in Bamako

The proliferation of “Fake news” is hogging the limelight in Mali. Worse still, the tension between Mali and its neighbors continue to rise after the military-led government welcomed the Russian mercenaries widely known as the Wagner Group. Due to the complexity and multifacetedness of the conflict and prevailing disagreements, it…

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Mirjam de Bruijn and Modibo Cisse lead data-gathering workshop in Bamako

Pour le français voir ci-dessous Mirjam de Bruijn recently traveled to Mali, where she will join Modibo Cisse in leading a data-gathering workshop, which seeks to map developments associated with the advent of digital media across Mali. The workshop seeks to investigate what role digital networks play in Malian society.…

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Mirjam de Bruijn participates in “Trust and Violence in Times of Conflict: Africa and Beyond” workshop

In line with the interests of our project, Mirjam de Bruijn participated in a panel with a presentation titled “Discursive Warfare in Social Media: On-Line spaces of Belonging and of Distrust”, as part of the online workshop “Trust and Violence in Times of Conflict: Africa and Beyond", which was organized…

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Featured – Military missions in Mali

Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo recently reflected on the current situation in Mali in Dutch media outlets Algemeen Dagblad, The Guardian. They discussed the instability in the Sahel, the growing tensions between France and Mali and the presence of Russian mercenaries Wagner. While ECOWAS sanctioned Mali…

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Kristin Skare Orgeret facilitates two talks at Bergen International Literature Festival

Project leader Kristin Skare Orgeret recently facilitated two talks at the annual literary festival in Norway on the 10th and 12th of February. In the first talk, she held a discussion with former Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality, Abid Raja about his autobiographic tale of detachment from an oppressive…

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“La Nuit des idées” – The night of ideas

Research Fellow Johannes Langguth participated in a debate during the annual manifestation, known as “la Nuit des idées”, at the Institut francais de Paris on January 27th. This year the debate was on artificial intelligence and fake news. Together with scholars, visual artists, and professionals in the field, he discussed…

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[re-post] Call For Papers – EASA Panel “Trust and Violence in Times Political Transformation”

Our team would like to draw your attention to a call for papers for the panel “Trust and Violence in Times Political Transformation” organized by Rossye Alvarez and Melina Kalfelis at the EASA conference “Transformation, Hope, and the Commons on the 26-29 July 2022 in Belfast. Interested? Sign up and…

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