Communication Rights: Elusive but Essential

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Welcome to the lecture

Here are your additional materials

  1. McIver, William J., Birdsall, William F., & Rasmussen, Merrilee (2003). “The internet and right to communicate”. First Monday, 8(12). (open access).
  2. Chapter 1 by Shoshana Zuboff from Jørgensen, Rikke Frank (2019, ed.). Human Rights in the Age of Platforms. Visual Communication. Understanding Images in Media Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 342 s. (open access).
  3. Podcast: “Rights in Differing Contexts”.
  4. Extra material, if interested: RightsCon2020 conference “the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age”, a selection of panel discussions and talks can be viewed on YouTube.  

Assignment: Mission Impossible?

Please respond to these questions with the comment function below.

1.Is the concept of communication rights feasible at all? Why or why not?

Let’s, for a moment, assume that it is. 

2.What should be included as comm rights?

3.Would these rights be universal or relative?

4.Who should monitor and implement them?

Noteworthy

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Liveblog for ICM820 & 829: Slush 12/1

Discovery, Teaching

Content creation and team – core ingredients of success.

Suman Rath, Nordic Film, on Nordic innovation

Geographical diversity and high level of education in Europe feeds into the power of our startups. We don’t do it the American way. We do it our own way.

Tom Wehmeir, Atomico

 

Liveblog for ICM829: Cluster Symposium @Aalto 11/29

Discovery, Good News, Teaching

On 29 November, Aalto University, Finland, is hosting the Cluster Symposium on integrating entrepreneurship into engineering education. The symposium is  also an event in the Finland 100 years independence celebrations.

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Dr. Marko Milosavljević: “The danger of media capture is that it consists of subtle practices”

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Institute for International Communication, St. John's University

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ICM836 Last Day (6/29): Synthesis on Global Feminism and Research

Research, Teaching

The Last Session!

I had to redo this session as I received only one research outline and could thus not reflect on them collectively. I understand many of us are traveling, with not-so-ideal internet access.

First, greetings

Greetings from the UN ECOSOC event on SDG4: Education. I attended the meeting yesterday instead of Dr. Monteiro. Here are some take-aways for global feminism and the media:

  1. Globally, the funding for education is decreasing.
  2. There are 100 million potential students in the world without access to higher education.
  3. Girls and women are still disadvantaged, especially regarding higher ed, for economic and cultural reasons. Still, educating girls and women is the most “secure” investment in development, with the most far-reaching results.
  4. Technology will revolutionarize access to education. But…
  5. Tech is neutral. Content matters. Our edu systems are still responding to the needs of the industrialization era. We will see more innovation in educating values, responsibility, compassion, and collaboration; rather than facts and figures. This, clearly, will related to teaching norms and values regarding gender equality.

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Second, the course in a nutshell

Please screen this 2-minute summary of the core take-aways from the course:

Third, thank you!

Thank you all for your frank, courageous, and often witty commentary for the course. But it’s not quite over yet. With your permission, let’s share the final projects via Google Drive (not public, I’ll upload them and share the link with you). You will also receive feedback from me. Final projects and the exam due 7/6 at midnight. Please try to make the deadline: I will travel abroad for work soon thereafter and would like to get you your grades and comments before that.