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CSW68: WACC and partners aim to empower women for the digital age

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WACC and partner organizations are aiming to equip gender justice advocates to advance women’s digital communication rights with an event during the NGO CSW Forum 68 in New York on 11–24 March. The Forum is a civil society gathering held in parallel to the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a United Nations body that… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2024: #InspireInclusion in and through media

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International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Each year, this day serves as a reminder of the progress made towards gender equality and highlights the work that still needs to be done. For International Women’s Day 2024 we are encouraged to imagine “a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination…. Read more »

New Media Development Explores Paths Towards Democratic Digital Governance

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Civil society advocates are concerned that governments, security services, and Big Tech may misuse digital technologies to suppress, control, and profit from ordinary people, says Philip Lee, Media Development editor, in the 1/2024 issue of WACC’s quarterly journal. The authors in “Towards Democratic Governance of Digital Society” look at pathways to ensure that such technologies will instead enhance lives and… Read more »

Media Development 2024-1 Online magazine and pdf

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MD 2024/1 Editorial

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26 Feb 2024 MD 2024/1 Editorial Posted at 06:12h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Over one hundred years of sci-fi books, magazines, TV programmes, and films have made it easier (as Dr Who fans will testify) to believe that aliens from outer space are intent on taking over Earth. In 1938, courtesy of a notorious radio broadcast of… Read more »

Digital platforms versus democratic political discourse: Challenges and the way forward

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26 Feb 2024 Digital platforms versus democratic political discourse: Challenges and the way forward Posted at 06:11h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Seán Ó Siochrú and Anita Gurumurthy At the turn of this century, many in civil society believed we were witnessing the dawn of a new era for the public sphere, one where the internet could realise… Read more »

To breathe easy and dance light: Embracing revolution with the DisCO Manifesto

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26 Feb 2024 To breathe easy and dance light: Embracing revolution with the DisCO Manifesto Posted at 06:10h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami Long ago, and when we were still tentative in our vocabulary, Dalit women’s collectives in Mysuru – with very little material wherewithal, but the immense largeness of being – taught… Read more »

Reframing AI governance through a political economy lens

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26 Feb 2024 Reframing AI governance through a political economy lens Posted at 06:09h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley IT for Change 2023 While AI is not new to the field of computational science, the release of ChatGPT by Open AI in November 2022 marked a watershed moment. In a short time, the tech sector has rolled out… Read more »

Aligning AI systems with human values

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26 Feb 2024 Aligning AI systems with human values Posted at 06:08h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Jim McDonnell In the development and deployment of technologies based on AI, how can the voices of civil society organisations be raised against their potential risks and harms, but also for values such as equity, ethics, digital rights, control, choice, and… Read more »

Community-led responses to challenges posed by digital technologies

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26 Feb 2024 Community-led responses to challenges posed by digital technologies Posted at 06:07h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Vassilis Chryssos In the wake of a swiftly changing post-COVID landscape, there is a notable surge in digitization and datafication within economies and societies, raising concerns. Advocacy efforts for digital inclusion and internet rights face fragmentation, with diverse actors… Read more »