Media and conflicts in the African Great Lakes
The Research Centre in Information and Communication (ReSIC) at Université libre de Bruxelles, in the frame of EC-funded project INFOCORE coordinated by the University of Munich (LMU) seeks a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in African media and more specifically in the processes of production, dissemination and reception of information through the local media in conflict areas in the Great Lakes region.
The INFOCORE project ((in)forming conflict prevention, response and resolution: the role of media in violent conflict) is a 3-year long collaborative research project gathering 8 research institutions: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) - Germany, King’s College London (KCL) – United Kingdom, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) - Israël, Hebrew University Jerusalem (HUJI) - Israël, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) - Greece, Global Governance Institute (GGI) - Belgium, School of Journalism and PR (SJPR) - Macedonia, University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) - Spain and Université libre de Bruxelles
(ULB) – Belgium. The project aims at analysing the role played by both local and international media, as well as their interactions with political and NGO actors, all through the different phases of violent conflicts. The project is built on 6 case studies in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi), the Balkans and the Middle East.