32 min

Have You Met Dexter‪?‬ Future Cities Africa podcast

    • Technology

A free and fair media is critical in a healthy democracy, though while the data age has dramatically enhanced our ability to generate and share news, it has similarly enabled the rise of fake news, programmatic agendas, and media echo-chambers. The Dexter project seeks to leverage modern computational paradigms to monitor and analyze Southern Africa's digital media.
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This episode is presented in partnership with Open Cities Lab
Background on guests William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa and Matthew Adendorff , Data Lead at Open Cities Lab. What exactly is Dexter and what does it do? How Open Cities Lab and Media Monitoring Africa got involved in the project. How Dexter can be used for a focussed subject: To track elections or COVID reporting in Africa. The elections work that the Dexter project is currently underway with. The biggest challenges they’ve overcome to date and how they did it. Application of Dexter beyond news media. The key steps to a more free and fair media. See all episodes: https://futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php
Youtube Channel: https://futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php
 
 
 

A free and fair media is critical in a healthy democracy, though while the data age has dramatically enhanced our ability to generate and share news, it has similarly enabled the rise of fake news, programmatic agendas, and media echo-chambers. The Dexter project seeks to leverage modern computational paradigms to monitor and analyze Southern Africa's digital media.
Listen or watch to understand:
This episode is presented in partnership with Open Cities Lab
Background on guests William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa and Matthew Adendorff , Data Lead at Open Cities Lab. What exactly is Dexter and what does it do? How Open Cities Lab and Media Monitoring Africa got involved in the project. How Dexter can be used for a focussed subject: To track elections or COVID reporting in Africa. The elections work that the Dexter project is currently underway with. The biggest challenges they’ve overcome to date and how they did it. Application of Dexter beyond news media. The key steps to a more free and fair media. See all episodes: https://futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php
Youtube Channel: https://futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php
 
 
 

32 min

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