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Ms Matilda Andersson

Matilda Andersson

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Geography

Professional biography

I am a PhD student in the process of writing up my thesis.


MRes Masters of Research - Open University 2010
Msc London School of Economics - New Media Information and Society 2005
BA (hons) University of Greenwich – International Marketing 2004

Research interests

  • International Broadcasting
  • New Media
  • Participatory Journalism
  • International Social Networks
  • Democratic Spaces
  • Diaspora

I am currently interested in the development and practices of participatory journalism in international broadcasting, and the implications these have for democratic debate amongst local, national and regional communities in Africa and African diasporas.

PhD supervisors

Dr Parvati Raghuram
Dr Giles Mohan


Mapping digital diasporas @ BBC World Service: users and uses of the Persian and Arabic websites (2010-04)
Andersson, Matilda; Gillespie, Marie and Mackay, Hugh
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 3(2) (pp. 256-278)
The Mumbai attacks and diasporic nationalism: BBC World Service online forums as conflict, contact and comfort zones (2010-03)
Gillespie, Marie; Herbert, David and Andersson, Matilda
South Asian Diaspora, 2(1) (pp. 109-129)
Pakistan connection: diasporas at the BBC World Service (2009)
Gillespie, Marie; Rizvi, Sadaf; Andersson, Matilda; Michael, Lucy and West, Sophie
Open University & BBC World Service Confidential Report

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