Author Archives: Carol Azungi Dralega

Adapt or die – of the datafication of journalism practice

Today, I attended the Nordic Data Journalism symposium in the beautiful city of Trondheim. The program was ambitious with award sessions, crash courses and conference presentations all focusing on the datafication of the profession – from computing in journalism to … Continue reading

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Elections in Norway, the ‘crisis’ of public disengagement and micro-targeting of voters

Monday 9th September is local election day in Norway. In just one week leading to the D-day, I recieved two reminders to the fact. One of these was a text message and the other, a ‘micro-targeted’ letter posted to me … Continue reading

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Wheels in motion – with ambitious SDG17 proposition

Last week, 55 senior researchers and actors from 20 countries from global North and South came together to deliver a most ambitious proposal to the EU COST ACTION Program. If awarded, the project will boost SDG17 through system thinking. It … Continue reading

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Women working with technology in rural Norway: experiences of rurality as a double-edged sword

It was a tall order, an academic exercise aimed at exploring a phantom. Tickling our curiosity were concerns whether indeed women, highly educated, pursuing tech-driven careers in academia, research, innovation and media industries were to be found in the rural … Continue reading

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Mentoring young journalists covering the UNESCO WPFD 2019 events in Addis Ababa

IT had been almost 2 decades since I worked in the busy newsroom of Uganda’s leading daily, the New Vision Corporation. That was way back in 2000, before I went for further studies in Norway and changed my professional life … Continue reading

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Why pinch when you can punch? The philosophy of a political cartoonist for peace

«If you can’t beat them, you laugh at them» These were the words of a hardened political cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) from Malasia. According to Zunar, who has been jailed 5 times, banned from travel and has had … Continue reading

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3 Oscar wins for Black Panther cements the powerful gender statement

Find the film review that I wrote for the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (GST) here. 2 black women win 2 of 3 Oscars for Black Panther. BBC article here on the historic win for Black Panther here. … Continue reading

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