While recent years have seen a surge in research and coverage around the platform economy, it is crucial to remember that important stories from this domain still persist in obscurity. Indeed, one of the major blindspots of this popular attention has been the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which remains significantly understudied. The political volatility and multiple conflict zones therein partly account for this oversight. However, it is precisely this complex and difficult context that brings into focus the dynamics of platformization that remain invisible in other parts of the world. This podcast aims to close this gap and bring to light important stories from the ground.

The EcoMinassat podcast series is a collaboration between the Digitally Yours podcast, IT for Change, and Bot Populi. Through this three-episode series, we delve into the dynamic landscape of digital platforms and their impact on various aspects of work and livelihoods in MENA.

Hosted by: Yosr Jouini

Acknowledgement: This podcast has been produced as part of IT for Change’s Big Tech & Society Media Fellowship 2022.

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