Media & Governance Seminar 1 – Pt 1

ICTs and Citizen-Led Governance in Africa – Sharath Srinivasan
Wednesday, Janaury 25, 2012

Sharath offers an overview of the project “ICTs and citizen-led governance in Africa” @ CGHR – the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (University of Cambridge). Sharath explains the core ideas that inspired the project and the research frameworks the CGHR team developed to study the implications ICTS, and mobile phones and radio stations in particular, have on governance in Africa.

Media & Governance Seminar 1 – Pt 2

Political participation and new interactive spaces in Kenya – Iginio Gagliardone
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Iginio explores the findings from the Kenya case of the project “ICTs and citizen-led governance in Africa” @ CGHR – Centre of Governance and Human Rights (University of Cambridge). Iginio explains how spaces that are potentially democratic, such as those created by the interaction between mobile phones and radio stations, can be used by citizens to raise voice, but also by political enterpreneurs to support their own agenda.

Media & Governance Seminar 1 – Pt 3

Political participation and new interactive spaces in Uganda – Florence Brisset-Foucault
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Florence analyzes political participation in Uganda, focusing in particular on the uses citizens and politicians are making of new interactive spaces created by the proliferation of radio stations and mobile phones.