Sean Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School. He founded the blog Africa is a Country.

New Media in Africa and the Global Public Sphere


In analyzing the relationship between a “global public sphere” and social media on the African continent, the generalizations hide a far more interesting set of observations. Debates and discussions about what passes for a global public sphere often overlook and obscure dynamics of power or take themselves too seriously.
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