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The Age of Digital Interdependence

The June 2019 the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation issued its report, The Age of Digital Interdependence, which, among other things, makes a series of recommendations related to human rights and human agency. The report states that “We urgently need to lay the foundations of an inclusive digital economy and society for all. We need […]

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Human Rights Day celebration

Virtual Activism and Southern New Hampshire University are organizing an international human rights day on Dec 10, 2019. The event will include virtual reality short films on topics as diverse as refugees, women’s rights, child rights, and climate change. There will also be a refugee shelter installation. Originally designed for a thematic dance performance by […]

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Internet Governance Forum 2019 – Berlin, Germany

The Internet Governance Forum is organized annually, to bring together stakeholders to set public policy regarding matters of governance. This year it is the 14th annual forum, hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin from 25 to 29 November 2019 under the overarching theme: One World. One Net. One Vision. The Forum has three main themes: (1) Data Governance; (2) […]

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The contract for the web

Tim Berners-Lee, in an attempt at reframing the web, has drafted, together with others, a Contract for the Web. The Contract has 9 guiding principles. The Contract for the Web included representatives from over 80 organizations, representing governments, companies and civil society, and sets out commitments to guide digital policy agendas. To achieve the Contract’s […]

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The Heat is on: Climate change report 2019

The NDC Global Outlook Report 2019, is out. It is entitled The Heat is On. The report is optimistic in spite of many causes for pessimism. According to the report, “At least 112 nations, representing 53 percent of global GHG emissions and including many of the developing countries that are the most vulnerable to climate […]

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