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March 3, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Africa Is a Country and Shifting Digital Landscapes in Media of Africa

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A talk by Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Sean Jacobs is a founding member of blog Africa Is a Country, which is a widely-used news source and which also offers commentary on political and social affairs related to the continent of Africa and its global representation. Jacobs, who was born in South Africa, is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the inter-relationship between mass media, globalization and democracy in South Africa. He has published numerous articles in Mail & Guardian (South Africa), The Nation (United States), and The Guardian (United Kingdom) on a range of topics, from contemporary South African politics to the recent death and legacy of Nelson Mandela.