“Private actors control both the knowledge and security structures” – an interview with Dr Monica Horten on internet policy

Dr Monica Horten serves as an independent expert with the Council of  Europe, and sat on the Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom. She  writes regularly about internet policy on her blog. She is currently a visiting fellow at the Media and Communications department of the  London School of Economics and Political Science …

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The politics of technology, big data and code – an interview with Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan has recently obtained an ERC grant for her project on data activism and assumed a new position in the Media Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. We took the opportunity to speak to Stefania about the politics of media technologies, her research interests and the new opportunities for researchers to study culture and communication …

Digital Culture and Communication hosts 19 panels at ECREA in Lisbon

No surprise, it's media running the show, but there is a trend toward empowerment, politics, activism (and also analysis). And everyone is into News these days. Good prospects for journalism, it seems.

We are happy to announce that there are 19 panels organized by our section at this year's conference of ECREA in Lisbon. In total we received 167 abstracts, which is impressive. As the biggest section in ECREA (now at about 480 members) we are delighted that so many researchers - junior and senior - see …

Series of seminars on digital culture research in Barcelona(Nov./Dec. 2013)

Innovation in Digital Culture Research is a set of interdisciplinary seminars and workshops that aims to explore innovative ethnographic and qualitative methodologies of social research in the field of culture, media and digital technologies and how creativity and innovation is embodied in research practices and objects of study related with digital culture and network society. …

Media and Social Change – Visit Ørecomm Festival

The Ørecomm Festival in Roskilde, Malmö and Copenhagen takes place 13 to 16 September 2013. The festival wants to bring together people with an interest in the relations between media, communication and social change processes at both the global and and the local level. By inviting academics, media professionals, communication for development practitioners, activists, and …

Conference on Internet Research in Berlin, November 2013

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin invites proposals for their annual colloquium to be held in Berlin on 21 November 2013. The colloquium is geared towards early stage researchers, especially Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from all disciplines. Join the discussion around Internet research and present your paper or research project. …

“The fight for a free internet is not yet over” – An Interview with Jakob Svensson

At our upcoming workshop on "Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts" (Oct 2-5) in Bonn, Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University, Sweden) is going to present a paper on "New Media for Development". We asked him a couple of questions to introduce his research and present his current field of interests. What field of research are you currently …