Podcast with Nanjala Nyabola

In this episode of of the IDS "Between The Lines", podcast I spoke to Kenyan journalist and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola, about her book ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya’. The book focuses on how social media has impacted Kenyan politics both positively and negatively, and the consequences for democracy. While the use by companies like Cambridge Analytica to use digital technologies to influence democracy in the UK and USSA has been extensively covered, there has been relatively little consideration of how it has affected countries such as Kenya, where it was first tested. Reframing digital democracy from the Kenyan perspective, Nanjala’s ground-breaking work opens up new ways of understanding the implications of online politics. https://shows.acast.com/betweenthelines/episodes/5d9c49b44c1e8b2151f83e77