Iginio Gagliardone

Iginio Gagliardone is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Associate Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights in the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), University of Oxford. His work explores the relationship between new media, political expression, and human development, and the emergence of distinctive models of the information society in the Global South. He is the author of China, Africa, and the Future of the Internet (ZED), The Politics of Technology in Africa (Cambridge University Press), and World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development (UNESCO). His study Countering Online Hate Speech, supported by UNESCO, has rapidly become one of the most cited publications in the field, highlighting the need to develop bottom-up and contextually informed responses to the emergence of online hatred.