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  • Digital media challenge children’s rights around the world: The case for a General Comment on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    Around the globe, in the global North as well as the global South, digital media are there to stay with significant implications for child rights and children’s wellbeing online. Following the launch of their report to the Children’s Commissioner for England, in this post Amanda Third, Sonia Livingstone and Gerison Lansdown are advocating for a General Comment on children’s rights […]
  • The problem with journalists employed by the state to report politics
    Local journalism in the UK is in a steep decline. According to Press Gazette, at least half the UK local newspaper journalism jobs are believed to have gone over the last decade, and there has been a net loss of around 200 local newspaper titles since 2005 (around 1,000 are left). Dave Porter, Lecturer in Journalism, Manchester Metropolitan University, discusses […]
  • On fake news, alternative facts and the era of Minority Report
    Since November’s US presidential election, the issue of fake news has been debated probably more than ever before: where it’s coming from, how it spreads and whether or how attempts to stop it should proceed. Joanna Kulesza, professor of international law and Internet governance at the University of Lodz, Poland, argues that we need careful consideration of the laws around […]
  • The final days of Labour’s Facebook GE2017 campaign
    One of the reasons for Labour’s surprising performance in this year’s general election has been said to be voter turnout – which, at 68.7%, reached its highest level since 1997. An analysis by LSE researchers Damian Tambini, Nick Anstead and João Carlos Magalhães suggests that a shift in the party’s Facebook advertising strategy in the last 48  hours of the campaign might be one of […]
  • Why children are not the exception that proves the rule in internet governance
    The perception of children’s rights online needs to change, argue LSE’s Sonia Livingstone and Western Sydney University’s Amanda Third, who together prepared a special issue of New Media and Society: Children and young people’s rights in the digital age: An emerging agenda. Children and young people are simultaneously hailed as pioneers of the digital age and feared for as its […]