The aim of the seminar is to present a number of scholars attached to OsloMet who conduct and publish research on the role of media and journalism in a changing Africa. Increasingly more scholars realize that to understand and explain the current changes in Africa we need to study the role of new media, its content as well as how people use the media in their engagement with the world. We invite all interested parties to join the discussion.
In the evening, we are very happy to launch the brand new Handbook in Africa Media Research (ed. Bruce Mutsvairo, Palgrave 2018), in collaboration with the Norwegian Council for Africa.
Program and Schedule
09.00 Welcome, Kristin Sverdrup, Research Director, OsloMet University
09.15 Bruce Mutsvairo, University of Technology Sydney's School of Communication,
Editor of Handbook in African Media Research, Palgrave 2018
What I find interesting/missing in research on African media right now
10.00 Coffee break
10.15 Gerald Walulya, NORHED PhD Candidate.
Media challenges during the electoral process in East Africa.
10.30 Kristin Skare Orgeret, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, OsloMet University
What media coverage of changing Durban’s street names may tell us about contemporary South Africa.
10.45 G. Anthony Giannoumis, Department of Computer Sciences, OsloMet University
Using Co-Innovation to Promote Bidirectional Technology Transfer: A case study of universal design in the Global South and Global North
11.00 Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, PRIO
Media Studies and African Humanitarian Crisis
12.00 Jo Helle-Valle, Department of International Studies, OsloMet University
Media culture in Africa? A practice-ethnographic approach.
12.15 Nanna Schneidermann, Department of International Studies, OsloMet University
Media, gender and urban spaces.
12.30 Ardis Storm-Mathisen, SIFO, OsloMet University
Women’s new media practices and perspectives of economy.
(14.00 – 16.00 Workshop OsloMet Africa Network, for OsloMet staff)
17.00 Book Launch of the Handbook in African Media Research, Palgrave 2018
(Registration deadline 16 February)
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