Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

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The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an emerging scholarly community initiated in spring 2006 in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum. Its four principal objectives are to:
  • support the establishment of a global network of scholars specializing in Internet governance issues;
  • promote the development of Internet governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study;
  • advance theoretical and applied research on Internet governance, broadly defined, and;
  • facilitate informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and Internet governance stakeholders (governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society).
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Internet Governance research presented during the IAMCR conference 2015

Internet Governance was among the “hot topics” of this year’s annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), which took place on July 12-16 in Montréal, Canada.

Under the general conference theme “Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication”, many of the 1200 participants (several of them active GigaNet members) presented empirical and theoretical research that scrutinised the governance mechanisms of communication and, more precisely, the Internet as means to exercise power through hegemony or resistance.

This research was debated most prominently during the first session of IAMCR’s Communication Policy & Technology Section (CPT), dedicated to “Internet Governance Post-Snowden”. During this session, scholars presented research questioning the role of Internet intermediaries, the soft power of IOs involved in Internet Governance, and…

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Posted by Julia Pohle on August 27, 2015 at 7:50am

In Memoriam: Dr Heike Jensen - a personal recollection

In Memoriam: Dr Heike Jensen - A Personal Recollection

Heike was a dedicated feminist and from the bottom of her heart a humanitarian. Both her scholarship and her work for NGOs aimed at making the world a more just place for every human being. (Thomas Ochs, 2 February 2015)

 

News of Heike Jensen’s death from cancer, on 3 February 2014, reached internet governance academic/civil society networks but a year later.…

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Posted by Marianne Franklin on May 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

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