Dr Nwachukwu Egbunike is a Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication and heads, Pan-Atlantic University Press. His research agenda encompasses digital media, youth political participation, freedom of expression, and digital authoritarianism.

Since 2011, he has been active in Africa’s online freedom of expression and digital rights space, as an advocate, journalist, and digital media scholar. Dr Egbunike started his journalism career as a cub reporter in the Enugu bureau of National Light and Spokesman newspaper. He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of African Hadithi and Global Voices’ Community Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. He was formerly Global Voices’ Regional Editor for Sub-Saharan (Western, Central, and Southern) Africa.

Dr Nwachukwu Egbunike is the author of five books: Dyed Thoughts: a conversation in and from My Country (2012); Blazing Moon (2015); Hashtags: Social Media, politics and Ethnicity in Nigeria (2018); and Nka (2021). His fifth book, Digital Youth and social movements (perspectives from Nigeria) was published in 2024 by Pan-Atlantic University Press, Lagos.