IRN South-Stream

Exploring Cultural Platforms, Players and Policy
from Asia, Africa and Latin America

The Project

The aim of the International Research Network (IRN) SOUTH-STREAM is to lead a collective and critical reflection of Global South cultural platforms and digital players.

While the literature on digital platforms is largely constructed from the perspective of North American and European actors, the IRN proposes making a shift to focus on Global South platforms, which remain understudied and underestimated, to bring further understanding of global dynamics overall.

kick-off meeting

11 – 13 October 2023 | MSH Paris Nord

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord
20, avenue George Sand, 93210 La Plaine Saint-Denis, France

The Team
& Partners

International Research Network (IRN) SOUTH-STREAM gathers 9 partners institutions

• Laboratoire Passages (UMR 5319), France 
Laboratoire d’Excellence, Industries Culturelles et Création Artistique (LabEx ICCA), France
• School of Media and Communication, Leeds University, England
• School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) de Lagos, Nigeria 
• Journalism Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
• Communication Department, University of Galatasaray, Turkey
• School of Development Studies, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, India 
• School of Communication, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Escuela de Comunicaciones y Periodismo, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile 

The project is conducted by 9 head coordinators and their team as well as 6 associated members.