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New literature resource on media, conflict and democratisation

The EU-funded project “Media, Conflict and Democratisation” (MeCoDEM) now provides a targeted bibliography as a resource to scholars, practitioners and the general public.

The bibliography is an online collection of references to journal articles, books and reports on media, conflict and democratisation. It will be updated on an ongoing basis during the duration of the project (ending January 2017) and will remain a public resource beyond that date for researchers and stakeholders in media, conflict and democratisation and for anyone interested in the project case studies – Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and Serbia.

A link to the bibliography can be found here:

You can browse the database by using tags. For example, browse by our four case study countries or by topics such as “hate speech” or “journalistic ethics”. You can combine tags too for more targeted results. A search function helps you to look for specific items. The references provide bibliographic information as well as abstracts at a glance.

About MeCoDEM:
MeCoDEM began on 1 February 2014 and will run over three years. The project investigates the interplay of communication and democratisation conflicts in four countries, Egypt, Kenya, Serbia and South Africa, each of them representing unique aspects of transitional / post-transitional divisions. Based on a comparative case study design, the research covers constitutional conflicts, civic conflicts and conflicts surrounding accountability and good governance. These conflicts constitute arenas of dispute where the media interact with the communicative strategies of governments on the one hand, and political activists and political movements struggling for recognition on the other. MeCoDEM is funded by the European Union within the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. With a budget of 2.2 million Euros, the project consortium includes eight partner institutions from six countries: University of Leeds (coordinating institution), University of Belgrade, University of Hamburg, University of Cape Town, University of Oxford, Stockholm University, Ruhr University Bochum and American University in Cairo.

MeCoDEM Contact:
Prof Barbara Thomass |
Website: | Twitter:@MeCoDEM