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Platforms, Power, and Politics — with Bruce Mutsvairo

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Interviewer: Johal, Am
Interviewee: Mutsvairo, Bruce
Contributor: Aoki, Julia
Contributor: Feng, Kathy
Contributor: Bardi, Alyha
Contributor: Tornes, Steve
Contributor: Walters, Samantha
Bruce Mutsvairo, Professor of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, and a 2023 SFU CERi researcher-in-residence, sits down with Am Johal to discuss his journey from journalism into academia and the state of journalism in Africa. He and Am also discuss the complexities of citizen journalism in relation to influencers, especially in the context of transparency, misinformation, and inequality.

Bruce Mutsvairo is a Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, where he also doubles as the UNESCO Chair on Disinformation, Data and Democracy. His research revolves around the importance of community engagement in academia. Bruce is SFU CERi’s researcher-in-residence from January until August 2023.
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