Sudanese and Algerian authorities exploit Covid-19 to tighten repressive policies

Jolt researcher Sara Creta and journalist Sofian Philip Naceur have published a report investigating how Sudanese and Algerian authorities are exploiting Covid-19 to undermine movements for political change. Covid-19 has provided an opportunity for failing regimes to tighten already prevalent repressive policies against activists, media, and government opponents. Authorities and state actors in Sudan and […]

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The challenges of researching news chatbots on messaging apps

By Samuel Danzon-Chambaud (DCU), Enric Moreu (DCU), and Giuliander Carpes (UPS) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in teams to develop ideas for research projects. Here, three ESRs consider how to investigate the use of chatbots in news. To develop this research idea we combined our three areas of expertise: algorithms and news; machine […]

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Digital Services Act, Brussels Effect and the Future of the Internet

By Charis Papaevangelou, ESR at University of Toulouse III The Brussels Effect is an interesting concept coined in 2012 by Ana Bradford, a Finnish-American professor at the Columbia Law School. The gist of the concept is this: Europe may not be an economic or innovatory stronghold comparable to the United States or China, but it […]

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Automation in online content moderation: in the search of lost legitimacy and the risks of censorship

By Charis Papaevangelou (UPS), Jiahong Huang (UvA), Lucia Mesquita (DCU), and Sara Creta (DCU) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in multi-disciplinary teams to develop ideas for research projects that address a major issue surrounding media and technology. As the European Commission prepares to announce its much-anticipated Digital Services Act, four ESRs review the […]

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Investigating surveillance and journalism

By Dimitri Bettoni, ESR at Dublin City University Ligaiya Romero, a photographer, filmmaker and scholar who covered the protests spread in the US following the death of George Floyd, was quoted in a recent letter from the Authority Collective. She says: “As photographers/filmmakers, we need to ask ourselves, is this image sousveillance (from the bottom […]

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Branding Data Journalism: giving a soul to data storytelling

By Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos, University of Navarra We are seeing during this coronavirus outbreak, some media outlets are able to leverage the use of data and technology in time to produce more ambitious stories beyond global death toll and infection rates. This pandemic will change our future using data, as publishers have shown […]

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This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 765140