SENEGAL’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

A l’image de ce qui se passe dans plusieurs Àpays, les fausses informations prennent de l’ampleur dans l’espace public au Sénégal. Le phénomène en soi n’est pas nouveau, mais il est aujourd’hui accentué et vulgarisé avec l’avènement des réseaux sociaux et autres plateformes numériques. Les acteurs responsables de la création et diffusion des fausses informations …

CABO VERDE’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

This study, which draws on 16 key informant interviews with academics, journalists, lawyers, and social media users and an extensive review of relevant reports, documents, and social media posts, provides one of the first comprehensive overviews of the, increasingly digital, information eco-system in Cabo Verde. Technology advancements and the emergence of social media have brought …

SIERRA LEONE’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

In January 2020 internet penetration in Sierra Leone was 25% and there were an estimated 700,000 active social media users, with Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp the most used applications. These new media platforms act as both sources and enablers of fake news. The internet has also influenced news gathering and content production in the sense …

MALI’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

This study aims to better understand key facets of the ecosystem of fake news in Mali. It argues that the deteriorated political context in the country has facilitated the proliferation of fake news. The Malian fake news ecosystem is also thriving in the traditional media which is dominated by the political and economic elite who …

#EndSARS and Beyond

2020 will be remembered as the year of #EndSARS, the series of explosive, youth-led protests against police brutality and impunity that caught the Nigerian government by surprise and eventually forced it to make some concessions to the protesters. Starting in the first week of October and continuing for the next several weeks, the protests erupted …

Human Rights Guidebook-English

This guidebook is a tool to help users navigate the process of monitoring, documenting, and reporting human rights violations, as well as advocating for victims, in conflict zones of West and Central Africa.