Publication Project II: Censorship, Online Media, and Digital Culture

As stated in an earlier post, I am currently working on a number of research projects alongside my PhD. In the first of these ventures I collaborate with Tomi Oladepo from Warwick University for an analysis of transnational online public spheres in Africa and Europe. A second one will deal with forms of and conditions […]

Wikileaks and the (alleged) “Diplomacy-Crisis”

Though I should actually be working on an oral presentation on Maoism, I cannot restrain myself from commenting on the latest “Wikileaks-Coup”. Once more, the (allegedly) “subversive” website attracted an incredibly intense media coverage. I will spare you an elaborate recap of what has happened – you can read, watch or listen to the story on each […]

Afghanistan War Logs Leaked – at least 92.000 classified documents now online

The subversive homepage Wikileaks scored last night its biggest coup this far: The website’s organizers obtained at least 92.ooo classified, secret military documents on the war in Afghanistan and put them online. This flood of information draws a quite different picture of the conflict – and reveals the true nature of the war. The documents, […]

Report on Next Generation Connectivity

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University has published its final report on “Next Generation Connectivity – A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world“. Follow the link to find the report in pdf-files. Read here the report description: “On July 14, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

FCC Workshop on Innovation, Investment, and the Open Internet

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) organized on the 13th of  February a workshop on the topic “Innovation, Investment and the Open Internet”. The organizers put the focus on technological, economical and judicial aspects of the internet, especially on investment and job creation. The issues were approached from different perspectives, such as innovators and entrepreneurs, investors, […]