At a time when radio stations are under attack in some parts of Africa, new media offers the only real alternative to the dissemination of reliable information. The BBC World Services’ Click hears about a conference on media, elections and conflicts in Africa, held in Oxford and talks to two of the organisers, Marie-Soleil Frère and Nicole Stremlau.  This workshop brought together researchers from the EU project Media, Conflict and Democratization (Mecodem) and its sister project Informing Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution (Infocore) to explore contrasting experiences in Francophone and Anglophone Africa.  The Mp3 of the interviews can be accessed here.