Participatory and Hybrid Media in West Africa: A Case Study on Call-In Radio Shows in Benin
Oct 01, 2021 — Sep 30, 2026
The research project examines current changes in communication practices and the political culture in West Africa, illustrated by case studies analysing interactive-participatory radio shows on social problems in the Republic of Benin. The project focusses on frequent participants to these programs, the so-called grogneurs. Their position within new information cycles, their communicative practices and relationship to journalists, politicians and other media users will be particiularly examined.