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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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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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Bruce Mutsvairo participates in a panel at the Freedom of Expression Conference in Oslo

Since the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 was awared the brave journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov last December, the Nobel Peace Center has organized a series of seminars on journalism and freedom of expression. The series of seminars culminated in a large Freedom of Expression Conference at the Peace Center…

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DDMAC welcomes summer intern Noémie Fritz

Noémie Fritz is the newest member of our team. Noémie is a master student in nuclear physics at University of Oslo. She is a summer intern at Simula Research Laboratory, and accordingly on the DDMAC project. She has been labelling Twitter data on Mali and Ethiopia and she is making…

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

Pour le français 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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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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