Social Media and Security in Africa

Maggie Dwyer (Photographer), Thomas Molony (Photographer), Mutuma Ruteere, Abu Brima, Alexander Makulilo (Photographer)

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Social Media and Security in Africa ('SMS Africa') is a three-year project that aims to provide a timely understanding of the role of social media in documenting and driving (in)security in East and West Africa. It is led by Drs Thomas Molony and Maggie Dwyer at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. The co-investigators are Dr Mutuma Ruteere (Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, Kenya), Abu Brima (Network Movement for Justice & Development, Sierra Leone), and Dr Alexander Makulilo (Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). The project began in July 2015 and is funded by the ESRC-DFID fund for poverty alleviation research.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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