New research project: Decoding Digital Media in African Regions of Conflict (DDMAC)

Conflicts and insurgencies threaten to reverse development progress made in recent decades, not least in regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Digital communication is assumed to have a severe impact both on how conflicts develop and how they are being mediated. There is, however, a need for more evidence on the role of digital media in regions of conflict. Addressing this challenge, the key goal of the DDMAC project is to gather empirical evidence defining and demonstrating the use, spread, content, and agenda-setting role of social media in regions of conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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