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The Media and Elections in Africa

19
Sep
2008

Time: 1200 to 1400
Venue: The Faculty of Law, Meeting room 546

We are happy to introduce Professor Helge Rønning (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo), who will give a talk on

"The media and elections in Africa"

Elections in Africa - how democratic are they? The recent elections in Angola will be used as illustration for a comparative discussion where Professor Rønning will draw on his wide knowledge of processes of media and democracy in Africa.

Helge Rønning is the leading expert in Norway on media in Africa. He has lived and worked in several African countries, and led of a number of research projects particularly in the area of Media and Development and Media and Democratic Change.

Commentators:
Hilde Arntsen (Infomedia): "A view on Zimbabwean elections as represented by political cartoons".

Lise Rakner (Sampol/CMI): "Electoral processes in Africa. Considering the role of media in the pre-election, election and post election phases of the election cycle."

 

Lunch with sandwiches, fruit, tea and coffee will be served from 1200 to 1215

The Friday Seminar on democracy and rule of law is interdisciplinary and wide ranging. It explores contemporary local and global issues in law and human rights, development and globalization, democracy and citizenship. The aim is to create a meeting place for researchers at UiB, CMI and Unifob, and to stimulate research collaboration between local, national and international researchers. 

 

Programme autumn 2008
Friday 19 September - Media
Friday 31 October - Minorities, migration, citizenship
Friday 21 November - Health and human rights
Friday 12 December - Human rights and development

 

Everybody is welcome!

Published September 17, 2008

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