France, Australia, Silicon Valley, and the Political Economy of Online Platform Regulation

By Charis Papaevangelou Two recent developments concerning the online distribution of news revealed the shortcomings of platform regulation.  The first development was when French publishers (General Information Press Alliance or APIG, an industry association of daily press companies, national and regional) struck a deal with Google meant to reimburse them for the use of their […]

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The future journalism is collaborative

By Rayana Zapryanova Lucia Mesquita is a Jolt researcher whose research is focused on Collaborative Journalism. She aims to understand how collaborations work in practice, what are the best practices for collaborative journalism, and how various stakeholders perceive collaborative journalism. Collaborations are usually done when the investigating process has bigger requirements than a media outlet […]

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The unexplored benefits of user-generated content

By Rayana Zapryanova The need for journalists to use user-generated content has become greater now that they cannot reach certain places because of lockdowns or because they don’t have the capacity to tell certain stories.  In some form or another, news organisations worldwide use this type of content – from viral videos to memes. After […]

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New Publication: how migrants use social media to raise human-rights claims

Jolt ESR Sara Creta has published a research article in the journal Media, War & Conflict. The article, “I hope, one day, I will have the right to speak”, examines how migrants used the official Facebook page of UNHCR Libya to protest their conditions and raise human-rights claims. Media, War & Conflict is an international, […]

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