UNESCO Launches a New Publication on the Role of Internet Intermediaries

 Posted by on March 9, 2015  Comments Off on UNESCO Launches a New Publication on the Role of Internet Intermediaries
Mar 092015

Fostering freedom online: the role of Internet intermediaries; U[UNESCO press release, Link]  “Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries” is the title of a new title in the UNESCO Internet freedom series. With the rise of Internet intermediaries that play a mediating role on the internet between authors of content and audiences, UNESCO took a joint initiative, with the Open Society Foundations, the Internet Society, and Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, to examine this recent historical phenomenon and how it impacts on freedom of expression and associated fundamental rights such as privacy.

The case study research, collaboratively delivered by 16 international researchers led by Ms Rebecca MacKinnon and Mr Allon Bar, as well as 14 members of International Advisory Committee, covers of three categories of intermediaries: Continue reading »


Open Education Week: A Focus on Latin America

 Posted by on March 11, 2014  Comments Off on Open Education Week: A Focus on Latin America
Mar 112014

botero[Reposted from Creative Commons Affiliates Blog, Link (CC-BY)]On Thursday, March 14 Fundación Karisma, in collaboration with UNESCO and Creative Commons will launch the report “Public Expenditure On Education in Latin America: Can It Serve the Paris Open Educational Resources Declaration’s Purposes?”

“Human rights are not left at the door when we enter the online world.” This is the premise on which we embark on a new research project related to one of the fundamental rights under threat in a networked society: access to knowledge. Continue reading »


UNESCO Creates Global Open Access Portal

 Posted by on March 17, 2012  Comments Off on UNESCO Creates Global Open Access Portal
Mar 172012

Last year, the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizagtion (UNESCO) announced the creation of the Global Open Access Portal, a project that aims to map the landscape of open access to scholarly and scientific information around the world. Funded by Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S., the portal is “designed to provide the necessary information for policy-makers to learn about the global Open Access environment and to view their country’s status, and understand where and why Open Access has been most successful.” Continue reading »