S3E5: The Role of Radio in Tran­sis­tions to Democracy 

This episode of Democ­ra­cy in Ques­tion, host­ed by Cen­tral Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty (CEU) Pres­i­dent and Rec­tor, Shali­ni Ran­de­ria, fea­tures guests Car­o­line Vuillemin, direc­tor of the Swiss non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion Fon­da­tion Hiron­delle, and Said Nazir, man­ag­ing edi­tor and co-founder of Trib­al News Net­work. It explores the role of local­ly embed­ded news and media orga­ni­za­tions in facil­i­tat­ing cit­i­zen par­tic­i­pa­tion in soci­eties seek­ing to fur­ther democ­ra­cy. In the age of mis­in­for­ma­tion, can the patient and steady pace of radio jour­nal­ism prove to be a much-need­ed demo­c­ra­t­ic cor­rec­tive? In the dis­cus­sion, guests exam­ine the role of radio and the oppor­tu­ni­ties faced by this medi­um of pub­lic communication.

Series three of Democ­ra­cy in Ques­tion is pro­duced in part­ner­ship with the Albert Hirschman Cen­tre on Democ­ra­cy at the Grad­u­ate Insti­tute in Gene­va (AHCD) where Ran­de­ria is a Senior Fel­low. ACHD and the Insti­tute for Human Sci­ences (IWM) in Vien­na co-pro­duced sea­sons one and two of the pod­cast.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.