A new study of internet users in Qatar has examined the usage of emerging social media networks. Damian Radcliffe explains more.
The Selected Curation of Articles on Net-governance (the SCAN) is a weekly digest on internet governance news, reports, and events produced by the Governance Lab @NYU (the GovLab) as part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project. The SCAN is cross-posted weekly from the GovLab on the Internet Policy Observatory. The original posting of the GovLab SCAN- Issue 63, February 20, 2015 can be found here.
Gregory Asmolov, a PhD researcher at the LSE, argues that new data from Russia suggest revisiting policies for mitigation of radical Internet regulation, based on his recent paper that explores why Russian public opinion is generally in favour of regulation. This article was originally published on the London School of Economics Media Policy Project blog and can be viewed here.
Through the lens of some recent incidents, including the Gezi Park protests, the corruption scandal, and the 2014 local elections, Dr. Bilge Yesil’s talk examined the thriving internet culture and emergence of online civic initiatives in Turkey vis a vis the strict government control.