European Hub for Internet and Society Research
The NoC released its Roadmap for 2017 / 2018: "Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers".
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has launched a research, policy analysis, and network building effort devoted to the study of hate speech, in close collaboration with the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University in New Delhi, the Digitally Connected network, and in conjunction with Network of Centers (NoC). This effort aims to develop research methods and protocols to enable and support robust cross-country comparisons; study and document country experiences, including the policies and practices of governments and private companies, as well as civic society initiatives and responses; and build and expand research, advocacy, and support networks.
Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers Unofficial Meeting
AoIR 2016 – Internet Rules!
In October the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers will take place at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, hosted by the NoC Founding Members Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research (HBI). Berlin as a venue for AoIR 2016 is an easy accessible central location on the European mainland, and at present a leading incubator space for German and international Internet Start-Up companies. This is complemented by its rich academic tradition, innumerable cultural activities and a vibrant nightlife, making Berlin and exciting conference destination.
The third call on the Digital Asia Hub will take place on Tuesday, May 24th, from 8:45-10:00am Eastern Time (for ease, the following online converter can be used to identify the time of the hangout in your local time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html). This call will be led by Malavika Jayaram of the Digital Asia Hub, with contributions from Urs Gasser of the Berkman Center. Malavika has provided the following description:
The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) is happy to welcome 4 new participants from across the world!
The following Centers have joined the NoC as Participating Centers, i.e., academic research centers whose agenda is primarily focused on Internet & Society topics. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Our second learning call on the Internet Bill of Rights (Italian Declaration, Marco Civil and other related efforts) will take place on Tuesday, April 19th, from 8:45-10:00am Eastern Time (for ease, the following converter can be used to identify the time of the hangout in your local time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html). This call will be co-led by Juan Carlos De Martin of the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Ronaldo Lemos and Fabro Steibel of ITS Rio. They have provided the following description:
The first Hangout call on Multistakeholder Research will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd, from 8:45-10:00am Eastern Time (for ease, the following converter can be used to identify the time of the hangout in your local time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html). This call will be co-led by Ryan Budish of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Juliana Nolasco of ITS Rio. They have provided the following description:
In Spring 2016 NoC’s Hangout series will take place. The NoC Hangout series is an opportunity for NoC members to participate in monthly learning calls led by the NoC researchers for the purpose of sharing, discussing, and collaborating on issues of common interest. Each learning call will feature a different research topic members of the NoC are currently working on. Hangout leaders will briefly introduce a topic of interest and facilitate a conversation with other NoC members. We anticipate the Hangouts will serve as an opportunity for knowledge exchange, help participants brainstorm around new areas of inquiry and exploration, and foster connections and collaboration within the NoC community.