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PiMA Roundtable: CGHR researchers meet with academics and practitioners to discuss preliminary findings project

last modified Aug 11, 2014 02:54 PM
14th February 2014


On February 14, PiMA researchers convened a group of experts for a roundtable discussion on Researching Public Opinion and Political Accountability: Broadcasting and New Media in Contemporary African Context. The event, which was chaired by former CGHR Research Associate Dr Iginio Gagliardone (University of Oxford), included presentations by Dr Wendy Willems (LSE); Professor Hugh Chignell (Bournemouth University); Dr Mary Myers (Development Communication Consultant); Anna Godfrey and Dr Zoe Fortune (BBC Media Action). 

Attendees presented on a range of topics, including understanding audiences, media and accountability; historical and contemporary trends in political broadcast talk and current affairs trends in Britain and beyond; contrasting interactive broadcasting with other kinds of interactivity; and theorising media change and political change in Zambia.

CGHR Associates Alastair Fraser, Claudia Abreu Lopes and Fred Mudhai also presented initial findings and insights from the Centre's PiMA project.