Global Digital Media Cultures and Extreme Speech

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22 – 24 February 2018

Recent political upheavals in Europe and the US have once again highlighted the paradoxical nature of contemporary digital communication. The celebratory discourse of digital technologies’ potential for openness and democracy is now eclipsed by the “dark side” of new media as a platform for promoting hate speech, fake news, terrorism, misogyny and intergroup conflict.

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Polymedia ruptures

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7 February 2018

Sahana Udupa will present ideas on polymedia ruptures in Asia at the international workshop on Shaping Asia/s: Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborations, jointly hosted by the University of Beilefeld and University of Heidelberg.

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Rumour and sex: New podcast episode is out!

January 10, 2018

Come visit the Indian Sex Headquarters and spread some rumours with us with Episode 4 of Online Gods. This month we speak with Irfan Ahmad about rumour and Paromita Vohra about the Agents of Ishq. Listen here.

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Enterprise Hindutva: Five Prototypes in Urban India

November 29, 2017

Morgenstierne Lecture at the University of Oslo by Sahana Udupa December 1 2017 The expansion of social media in India has marked a distinct debate culture among the middle classes, shaping a new milieu of ideological affiliations.

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New October Episode of our Podcast Online Gods!

November 14, 2017

Our new Podcast Episode for October is out, in which Victoria Bernal talks about digital diaspora politics and Rishi Bagree about being a right wing twitter superstar. Check it out here.

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