Category: Our Research

The messenger, the message and the receiver: South African government communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Herman Wasserman and Dani Madrid-Morales have co-authored a chapter in Manufacturing Government Communication on Covid-19: A Comparative Perspective. Their chapter titled “The messenger, the message and the receiver: South Africa government communication during the Covid-19 pandemic” provides an overview on how communication on the Covid-19 crisis delivered by the...

Dani Madrid-Morales presents on Recentering Disinformation Studies at City University of London

On the 5th of April Dani Madrid-Morales presented on Re-centering Disinformation Studies at City University of London. Madrid-Morales presented alongside panelists Dr Lindsey Bluebell, Dr Mel Bunce, Dr Zahera Harb and Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar. In addition to discussing the importance of ‘de-westernising’ disinformation studies, Madrid-Morales introduced his new...

BIG READ: Fighting back against the global information disorder

Herman Wasserman writes for Business Live on how the public sphere is being contaminated by rumours, hate and deception. Wasserman notes that we are currently witnessing a global “information disorder”, resulting from the combination of a changing media landscape and a fractious political environment. After two years of the...

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

This past week at the International Communication Association conference in Paris, Herman Wasserman and Dani-Madrid Morales discussed their latest paper co-authored alongside Melissa Tully, Gregory Gondwe and Kioko Ireri, Who is Responsible for Stopping the Spread of Misinformation? Examining Audience Perceptions of Responsibilities and Responses in Six Sub-Saharan African...

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...

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...