Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific

The Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) aims to maximise research impact in terms of policy and practice, in various fields of studies related to the issues in the Asia Pacific region.

NEPCAP is nestled under the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) which serves as the umbrella institute for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.

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The Role of Social Media in Shaping (Un)Democratic Processes

On the 9 of March 2020, we hosted an international roundtable at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. It featured talks from 11 participants.


  • George Ogola, UCLan
  • Nicole Yung Au, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Haddas Emma Kedar, Independent Scholar
  • Brian Ball, New College of Humanities
  • Wu Min Hsuan, Deputy CEO of Doublethink Lab
  • Dickens Olewe, BBC Journalist
  • Omar Al-Ghazzi, Assistant Professor from the LSE
  • Filip Jirous, Prague-based Synopsis Organisation
  • Gizem Gültekin dr.Várkonyi, LLM in European Public Law University of Szeged
  • Lara Momesso, UCLan
  • Ti-han Chang, UCLan
  • Adina Zemanek, UCLan

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Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP)
Adelphi Building, AB148
University of Central Lancashire

Tel: +44 (0) 1772 89 4511