Meeting the Challenges of Information Disorder in the Global South

Despite information disorder being a widespread problem in countries in the Global South, the study of this phenomenon remains dominated by case studies, and models from the Global North. This publication contains a scoping study of efforts to counter information disorder in the Global South, as a way to address that gap. It provides an overview of key stakeholders and regional networks and a wide overview of approaches, tools, and methods being used currently. On the basis of the information gathered through this scoping, an agenda for further research and areas for intervention has been identified.

The project had three interconnected objectives:
1. To map the actors currently working to counter information disorder and to identify the frameworks upon which such interventions are based
2. To learn from current approaches, tools, and methods used to counter information disorder
3. To gain an overview of the research landscape and to identify key issues and questions for further research.


Year Country Organisation Author Type
2023 Global Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town Wasserman, H. academic article, book, case study/ies, research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1, Intermediate Outcome 2 disinformation, media literacy, misinformation Download/link