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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)

 

Laying the ground work: CGHR’s early work on voice, power and interactive media

CGHR’s current research agenda on Digital Media Voice and Power builds upon a body of research that dates back to the founding of the centre, and early exploratory research on digital communications, broadcast media and politics. 

 

Explore the research projects that brought CGHR to where it is today. 

 

New Communication Technologies and Citizen-led Governance in Africa

Centre associates focused on questions of social and political change through interactive radio in Africa. This led to further interrogation of possibilities for voice through developments in digital technology and communication on the African continent

  

Politics and Interactive Media in Africa (PiMA)

The Centre focused on questions of social and political change through interactive radio in Africa. This quickly led to further interrogation of possibilities for voice through developments in digital technology and communication on the African Continent

 

Collaboration with Frontline SMS 

Early on the Centre supported the development of and research on a new open-source software tool for use by African media houses in interactive radio programming. The Centre's collaboration with Frontline SMS aided in the design of a popular Radio version of their acclaimed core software

 

 

Africa's Voices

The Centre's work on PiMA and New Communications led to the founding of Africa's Voices Foundation which works to gather public opinion in hard-to-reach communities using interactive radio.