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  • A Blog Series: Time for a Plurality Dialogue
    Over the coming weeks, this blog will host insight from leading world experts focusing on the topic of the role of new digital intermediaries in the context of traditional media policy concerns with media pluralism and editorial responsibility. We are pleased to announce that Robin Foster will outline his views in a starting blog post next week, and we will […]
  • Pew Research Center study finds online harassment common: key findings
    Maeve Duggan is a research analyst for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. She shares the key findings from Pew’s recent study of online harassment.  Last week, Pew Research Center released its first in-depth study of online harassment among American adults, which examined the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond. […]
  • Is there any Internet Governance out there?
    This year has seen significant developments in internet governance, including the Brazilian government’s attempt to create a truly multistakeholder global process in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and the US government’s announcement of its intention to transition domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. Andrew Puddephatt, executive director of Global Partners Digital, spoke at a seminar last week […]
  • The significance of a Global Agenda on Children’s Rights in the Digital Age in the South African context
    Patrick Burton and Joanne Phyfer of South Africa’s Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention use the case of South Africa to argue that unique contextual factors impact children’s ICT use across varying countries and regions, which means the lack of knowledge about how children use ICTs in the global South severely limits our understanding of this issue.  Professor Sonia Livingstone and […]
  • Media Pluralism Monitor identifies areas of concern for the UK
    Robert G. Picard is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, a research fellow at Green Templeton College (Oxford), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He explains the results of the pilot implementation in the UK of the European Union’s Media Pluralism Monitor. The UK scores relatively well overall […]