Digitizing Community Building and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Communities : A Case of #Let’sTalkUganda in Northern Uganda

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Journal / PublicationSocial Media and Society
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2020

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Abstract

This research examines the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs; social media) as a tool that fosters
community building and reconciliation in post-conflict regions, in particular Northern Uganda. Using Twitter data collected
over 27months (12 June 2016–9 September 2018), we found that information technology (IT) increased social actors’
(Justice and Reconciliation Project [JRP]-Uganda) advocacy for transitional justice in post-conflict communities. Interview
findings evidenced the effectiveness of using social media (SM) to connect post-conflict communities to share and discuss
reconciliatory ideas. This study connotes that well-thought-out SM use by social actors to share information used in resolving
conflict results in socio-political stability and harmonious coexistence.

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  • ICTs, reconciliation and community building, post-conflict societies, LRA and Northern Uganda

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