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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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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Collaborative Journalism

A model to conceptualise, typify and criticise the phenomenon By Lucia Mesquita, ESR at Dublin City University This thesis aims to conceptualize, typify and criticize the models and types of collaborative journalism. The present research focuses on the everyday media practices of journalists and other professionals that are part or are conducting collaborative efforts in […]

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Studying the Political Economy of Digital Platforms’ Regulation in Times of Pandemic

By Charilaos Papaevangelou, ESR at the Université de Toulouse III, Paul Sabatier While the Covid-19 crisis has severely affected almost every aspect of our lives, it has made blatantly clear just how relevant our work is. As I wrote in a blog post last May, online platforms saw the crisis as an opportunity to regain […]

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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