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Indra de Lanerolle

Visiting Researcher, Network Society Lab, Journalism and Media Programme, University of the Witwatersrand

Runs the Network Society Lab at the Journalism and Media, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research concerns Internet access, use and development and the Internet's social, political and economic effects, in South Africa and the continent.

Indra is a television producer and journalist and was a Senior Producer at the BBC on Newsnight and Panorama. He studied Artificial Intelligence and was a user of APRANET, the precursor to the Internet.

A list of his publications are available at


  • –present
    Visiting Researcher, Internet and Society, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 1983 
    University of Sussex, England, BA (Hons), Philosophy and Cognitive Science


Peabody Award, Emmy nomination, Silver Lion