Listen to Dr Sharath Srinivasan speaking about big data and Africa's Voices on BBC World Service's The Forum.
How the death penalty is slowly weakening its grip on Africa - Dr Thomas Probert for African Arguments
In connection with the 12th World Day against the Death Penalty, CGHR Research Associate Thomas Probert wrote a guest post for African Arguments on the global trend towards abolition and the extent to which African states are moving away from the practice. The piece drew from the chapter of CGHR’s recent survey of Unlawful Killings in Africa highlighting that while not the gravest threat to the right to life on the continent in terms of number of deaths, the symbolic importance of the death penalty meant that the number of African states on the cusp of abolishing capital punishment should be welcomed. Read the piece here.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme interview: CGHR Director, Dr Sharath Srinivasan on the conflict in South Sudan
CGHR Director, Dr Sharath Srinivasan was interviewed by Mishal Hussein on the conflict in South Sudan. After months of civil unrest, the government and the main rebel leader in South Sudan have agreed to form a unity government; Dr Srinivasan discusses the chances that the new government will be able to bring peace to the country.
You can listen to the interview here:
The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria in April 2014 provoked angry street protests at home and growing outrage around the world. In this programme, Rear Vision looks at why the wealthiest nation in Africa seems unable to deal with the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
Dr Higazi (Research Fellow in African Studies at King's College, Cambridge) joined Richard Dowden (Director of the Royal African Society) and Sola Tayo (Associate Fellow at Chatham House in London) to discuss the origins of Boko Haram.
The programme is available to download here.
BBC World News interview: Dr Srinivasan on Archbishop of Canterbury citing Africa and South Sudan in gay marriage debate
In an LBC Radio interview on 4 April, The Rev Justin Welby, Archibishop of Canterbury cited threat to Christians in Africa if CoE supported gay marriage in the UK. In particular he said he stood by a grave with 369 bodies in South Sudan recently, where it was said the killers threatened "if we leave a Christian community here we will all be made to become homosexual and so we will kill all the Christians." Dr Srinivasan responded to this specific piece of evidence and the more general argument, as well as to questions on religion and politics, and challenges for the Church in African and Sudan/South Sudan.
Watch the interview here:
Dr Sharath Srinivasan joined Evan Davis on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme to dicuss the background to conflict in South Sudan. Listen to the interview with Dr Srinivasan here.
“Developing a new method for opinion polling in Africa”: Applied collaboration with YouGov-Cambridge programme
As part of their Cambridge Programme, YouGov is collaborating with CGHR on the Africa’s Voices applied pilot. In her piece “Developing a new method for opinion polling in Africa”, written for the YouGov-Cambridge Programme website, Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes details how the project works, the methodology involved and the challenges that the team has encountered.
PiMA Associate Dr Fred Mudhai speaks to Al Jazeera's 'Listening Post' about media coverage of al-Shabab's attack on the Westgate Mall, Nairobi
One week on from the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September 2013, PiMA Research Associate Dr Fred Mudhai joined Al Jazeera's 'Listening Post' to discuss the media's reaction to the unfolding events and the argument put forward by some that their coverage provided the kind of publicity that al-Shabab, the Somali-based group responsible for the attacks, were looking for. Watch the broadcast here.
Dr Sharath Srinivasan guests the breakfast show on ABC Radio National to discuss escalating tension in the Sudans
On April 24 2012, Dr Srinivasan joined ABC Radio National's Breakfast show to discuss the border conflict between the two Sudans which appears to be escalating to the point of fully-fledged war. The nations split last July, but have argued over where the border lies and over ownership of resources. Sudan's air force bombed parts of South Sudan overnight, and its president has ruled out any talks with South Sudan after visiting a border town that was occupied by South Sudanese troops two weeks ago. Listen to the radio clip here.
On 23rd April 2012, Dr Srinivasan spoke to Zeinab Badawi of BBC World News, on the Sudan/South Sudan crisis.
Watch the interview here:
The Story is Bigger Than War Correspondents: CGHR Associate Thomas Probert writes for the Huffington Post
CGHR Research Associate Thomas Probert, writes on the risks facing local and citizen journalists, linked to CGHR’s recent research on the Safety of Journalists. The article examines the threats to journalists outside direct conflict zones, including political repression, torture and organised crime retributions. Read the piece here.
A Reluctant Responsibility to Protect? UK Attitudes Towards Libya Intervention - Dr Sharath Srinivasan writes for You-Gov Cambridge
Centre Director Dr Sharath Srinivasan writes on the NATO intervention in Libya, UK public opinion on the actions and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The article is based on research by the public opinion poll agency YouGov and the ongoing collaboration between CGHR and YouGov. Read the piece here.