Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Privatizing Censorship, Eroding Privacy: Freedom on the Net 2015

Internet freedom around the world declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Digital Rights and Freedoms

The rapidity of technological change has vastly outpaced the development of our laws, institutions and regulatory systems, along with the articulation of the ethical categories and principles with which to … Continue reading

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 · Leave a comment

The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

Over the next decade, cities will continue to grow larger and more rapidly. At the same time, new technologies will unlock massive streams of data about cities and their residents. … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 February 2015 · Leave a comment

Media Development with Chinese Characteristics

Iginio Gagliardone – China’s concessionary loans and support to development projects have tended to shift balances of power by favouring certain actors over others and have challenged existing development paradigms, … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 January 2015 · Leave a comment

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’

In truth, competing visions of the smart city are proxies for competing visions of society, and in particular about who holds power in society. “In the end, the smart city … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 · Leave a comment