Martin Plaut is the former Africa Editor of BBC World Service News. His research interests are: African politics and economics, colonies & colonization, emigration & immigration. He is the author of "Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state", Hurst, October, 2016."Promise and Despair: The first struggle for a non-racial South Africa, 1899 – 1914", Jacana Media, 2016 and "Robert Mugabe" Ohio University Press, 2018, with Sue Onslow.
BSoc Sce, University of Cape Town
BA (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand
MA, University of Warwick
Google is deploying some of its vast resources to train political parties, journalists and editors [in South Africa] how to spot and fight fake news, part of a $300 million international initiative. Read more