As a political scientist, I research how young people in Africa use social media under repression, and am affiliated with a research project focusing on the politics of inclusion and exclusion of Youth in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. When travel restrictions and lock down were first introduced, researching youth and social media seemed at the very least convenient. Because I research what happens online, I could afford to “wait and see”. But is it really such an advantage?

Pauline Lemaire

Post Doctoral Researcher

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