2016 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute participant and PhD student at York University and researcher for Canadian Media Concentration Research Project, Lianrui Jia, is researching Post-WTO Internet policies in China – in particular, how the country is supporting and regulating its telecommunication and Internet industry. In an interview with 2016 CGCS visiting scholar Till Waescher she discusses the growing importance of China’s online companies both domestically and internationally, their ambivalent relationship with the Communist Party, and the prospects of U.S. internet companies’ re-entry into the Chinese market.
Eleanor Marchant, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication, introduces her new report which challenges existing Western theories of innovation using Kenya as a case study. This report is part of CGCS’s ICTs, Statebuilding, & Preacebuilding in Eastern Africa Project. For the full report, please click here.
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation, discusses how policies and practices of internet and telecommunications companies have an impact on free expression and privacy, asking if these companies are living up to their digital responsibilities. This article was originally posted on the New America’s Weekly Wonk and can be found here.
Ryan Spagnolo is one of the eight 2014 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2014 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2014 Seminar discussions.
On November 7th, CGCS hosted Lucy Purdon, ICT Researcher at Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), who discussed the key findings and recommendations of IHRB’s recent case study report focusing on ICT companies’ role in preventing the spread of hate…Read More