Iginio Gagliardone teaches Media and Communication at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is an Associate Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights at the University of Oxford, U.K. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has spent years living and working in Africa, including for UNESCO. His research focuses on the relationship between new media, political change, and human development, and on the emergence of distinctive models of the information society in the Global South. He has extensively published in communication, development studies, and African studies journals, and his work has been translated in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Italian. Gagliardone is the author of The Politics of Technology in Africa.

Last Updated: November 17, 2016

China’s Controversial, Out-Sized Role in Africa’s Digital Revolution

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Africa is home to one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. In fact, more African households own a mobile phone than have reliable electricity or clean water. The combination of a young population, quickly growing economies, and...