Blog Posts By

Daniel O'Maley

26 Oct

Open Internet Principles for Democracy: Putting Media Freedom Front and Center

Last year the editor of Abia Facts Newspaper, a small, local news platform in Nigeria was arrested at his home on charges o...

16 Aug

Multistakeholder Internet Governance Under Attack in Brazil

Once a shining example of the power of socioeconomic inclusion and the effectiveness of strengthening civic participation, ...

29 Jun

Political Bots are Skewing our News Diet

Was one of the news headlines you scrolled past on your social media feed today shared by a bot? Depending on the platform ...

08 May

Shifting Trends in Media Development Support: A Twitter conversation with Shanthi Kalathil

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20 Dec

The Missing Stakeholder in Internet Governance – The Media

As an Internet policy researcher I have closely followed the outcomes of the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), but th...

06 Dec

Diversifying Internet Governance with a Focus on Media

Seeing as the Internet is now, in many countries, the primary conduit for the circulation of independent journalism, how it...

28 Nov

Measuring the link between the Media and Democracy: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Stein

Elizabeth Stein is a political scientist and inaugural Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Scholar on Global Media, Development and De...

18 Nov

3 Reasons Why Messaging Apps are Key to Media Freedom

Governments around the world are targeting encrypted messaging apps, like WhatsApp and Telegram, which can be used to sprea...

17 May

Zero-rating the news: How will sponsored data initiatives impact access to news?

Personal mobile devices are increasingly the primary way people both log in to social networks and check the news. This is ...