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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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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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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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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 CissĂ©, and Luca Bruls met up at Utrecht University…

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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 news and disinformation in relation to democracy during an international panel organized…

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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 carried out qualitative interviews with eleven media leaders, editors and journalists in…

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“Digital warfare in the Sahel: popular networks of war and Cultural Violence”

This spring, Mirjam de Bruijn starts a new research project funded by NWO. The project, titled Digital warfare in the Sahel: popular networks of war and Cultural Violence, is an…

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Samba Dialimpa Badji writes blog for Africa Check

PhD candidate Samba published a

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