New Team Publication.

New Team Publication.

Tina Freyburg and Lisa Garbe publish article in the International Journal of Communication

"Blocking the Bottleneck: Internet Shutdowns and Ownership at Election Times in Sub-Saharan Africa" was published in a special section titled 'Authoritarian Practices in a Digital Age' in the International Journal of Communication. 

The article links documented internet shutdowns in sub-Sahara African countries to configurations of Internet Service Provider (ISP) state-majority ownership, regime type, and election violence. The study underlines the importance of varying ownership structures in explaining political effects of internet penetration, including its role in challenging authoritarian rule.

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