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Politics in a Digital Society

Common concerns about the growth of digital society include state uses (security) and capital (profit). Sharath Srinivasan, director of Africa’s Voices, suggests another concern we should be paying attention to: “We need to focus on how the digital affects politics.” Watch an interview with Sharath as he discusses these issues at...

Interview: Can interactive radio influence local politics?

13th February 2015 was World Radio Day – an international event supported by UNESCO to celebrate the unique power of radio. As radio is central to Africa’s Voices work, we were keen to join in the celebrations. Sharath Srinivasan, Director of Africa’s Voices, spoke at the World Radio Day SOAS...

Research Paper: How to gather opinions using radio and mobile

Read our paper on how mobile phones and radio can be used to foster public discussion and collect the opinions of ordinary Africans. Africa’s Voices began as an applied research pilot project at Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR). The goal was to practically assess the potential for interactive radio to...

Video: How to amplify local voices in the African continent?

With roots in the University of Cambridge, we remain engaged in the institution’s research into the African continent. Around the time that Africa’s Voices was formally launched as an independent organisation, Sharath Srinivasan spoke at the Cambridge-Africa Day – an event that celebrates links between the university and Africa. During the...

A big conversation on big data

Big data and data mining open up new opportunities to increase safety as well as raise the voices of the powerless and marginalised. But many are concerned that the availability of personal details could also threaten our privacy. Director of Africa’s Voices, Sharath Srinivasan, joins in a conversation about big data on...

Findings: Africa’s Voices research pilot

Although many development and governance organisations understand the importance of engaging their target audiences, it has proven difficult to do so effectively – especially when communities are diverse, disparate or inaccessible. Africa’s Voices began as a pilot research project in 2012, based at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR)...
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