Explores the ideas, interests and institutions that shape the development of media systems, particularly in countries engaged in, and emerging from, violent conflict.
2. Between authoritarian politics and free expression: Ethiopia;
3. The emergence of an Ethiopian developmental model;
4. Purging and politics: the challenges of institutional transformation;
5. Media, elections and polarized politics: Uganda;
6. The NRM and the decline of political ideology;
7. A new vision for the rebuilding of state institutions;
8. Media and opposition in single party politics;
Nicole Stremlau is Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford and Research Professor in Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. She has conducted extensive research in Eastern Africa and previously worked for a newspaper in Ethiopia. Nicole is the recipient of a European Research Council grant that examines the role of social media in conflict and migration, with a specific focus on the Somali territories. Her work has appeared in journals such as African Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Review of African Political Economy and the International Journal of Communications. She is also the co-author, with Monroe Price, of Speech and Society in Turbulent Times (Cambridge, 2017).