Author: Fadiyah Rabin

Information disorder: Report harnesses Global South responses

Information disorder threatens media freedom and democracies across the globe. In the Global South, multi-level responses are needed to counter its spread, said Professor Herman Wasserman, the editor of the recently released “Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the Global South” report. He is based in the University...

Novel study reveals efforts in the Global South to counter the information disorder

From teams of independent fact-checkers in Latin America, to policy makers in Africa and the Middle East, to media education specialists in Asia, organizations and movements in lower- and middle-income countries are rising to combat the problem of so-called “fake news.”    Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the...

Dani Madrid-Morales to present at ISSCO Regional Workshop: Europe and Africa

The International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) will be holding a regional workshop on the effects of COVID-19 on the Chinese Diaspora in Europe and Africa. Assistant Professor Dani Madrid-Morales will be presenting on Kenyan and South African social media users’ engagement with disinformation about China and...

Herman Wasserman to hold lecture on Information Disorder at University of Houston

Herman Wasserman will be holding a lecture on information disorder at the Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. The event will be both in-person and streamed online, live stream tickets are available online. The event details are as follows: Event Name: Information Disorder: Perspectives from the Global...

Who is Responsible for Stopping the Spread of Misinformation? Examining Audience Perceptions of Responsibilities and Responses in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries

Herman Wasserman and Dani Madrid-Morales co-author a new paper titled “Who is Responsible for Stopping the Spread of Misinformation? Examining Audience Perceptions of Responsibilities and Responses in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries. This paper is authored alongside Melissa Tully, Gregory Gondwe and Kiko Ireri. While research on misinformation in Africa has...

South African government’s handling of COVID-19: study shows declining trust

Some of the first South African COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, in 2020. EPA-EFE/Siphiwe Sibeko (Pool) Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town and Dani Madrid-Morales, University of Houston The public has been overwhelmed by a surge in misleading and false information during the COVID-19...

Herman Wasserman Presents on Emerging Trends and Impacts of Disinformation in Africa to UNDP

Herman Wasserman recently gave a presentation on “Emerging Trends and impacts of Disinformation in Africa” to the Oslo Governance United Nations Development Programme. The presentation provided a general overview of the issue of disinformation in the region, trends emerging from his and Dani Madrid-Morales’ research and possible interventions to counter...