Andreas Mattsson is a lecturer and program director at the School of Journalism at the Department of Communication and Media, Lund University. He is also a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki and the coordinator for the platform Researchers Meet Filmmakers.
He initiated the SASNET funded Sweden–South Asia Media Project. Besides his university assignments, he works as a freelance journalist for various Swedish and Nordic newspapers and magazines. Over the past years, he has collaborated with Vibodh Parthasarathi, associate professor at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on research initiatives, academic workshops and public engagements in both Sweden and India. Their research interests are at the intersection of journalism practice, digital technology and governance in comparative international perspective, with specific concern on values of access and diversity Andreas’ current research project, funded by the International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), is called ”The Role of Social Norms in Fighting Corruption in Local Governments”. Together with Måns Svensson, associate professor in Sociology of Law, he will analyze the dynamics that underlie corruption, and the significance of local informal social norms, in relation to, international anti-corruption conventions and national law, when building counteraction strategies on a local level.
As an affiliated researcher at SASNET, Andreas Mattsson plans to organize academic events focusing on the media development in South Asia. He will also continue foster collaborations, within and beyond Lund University, and encourage research in connection to his research topics and South Asia.
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