Global Digital Futures: Social Media & the Changing Election Landscape in Zimbabwe


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This week we are speaking to Dr. Admire Mare on Social Media & the Changing Election Landscape in Zimbabwe. Dr. Mare is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Humanities. His research interests include analyzing the complex intersection between technology and society, people-centred social policies in the global South, digital journalism, social media and politics, media and democracy, media and conflict and the role of artificial intelligence in changing African newsrooms. He currently leads the international research project Social Media, Misinformation and Elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe (SoMeKeZi) funded by the Social Science Research Council (2019-2021). He is a member of the Africa Media Salon and serves on the editorial boards of Digital Journalism, African Journalism Studies and Communicare. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Editor: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website: Substack newsletter: Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures