Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa

Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa

In this episode, Sasha Fegan discusses the influence of disinformation in the media landscape in Africa.

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There has been increasing concern that Russia and China are using state-owned media companies, social media campaigns and proxy actors to manipulate public discourse in the global south.

In this episode, Sasha Fegan discusses the influence of disinformation in the media landscape in Africa.

Her guests will talk about how Russia and China calibrate their messaging to different nation states, and how Chinese state-owned media in Africa is replicating and reinforcing Russian narratives around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Speakers

  • Idayat Hassan, is a lawyer, development expert and director of the Center for Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Dani Madrid-Morales, is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism Studies at The University of Sheffield. He is an expert on Africa-China mediated relations, particularly in Kenya and South Africa. His latest book is Disinformation in the Global South.
Areas of expertise: Disinformation, grey zone operations, machine learning, propaganda, soft power, information warfare, broadcast and social media.
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