Marechal’s June publications

Nathalie Maréchal (ABD) had her essay, “Making sense of information power and the new information warfare,” published in theInternational Journal of Communication. The essay reviews new books by Monroe Price (2015) and Madeline Carr (2016).
Maréchal and Sarah T. Roberts (UCLA) had their blog post, “How ICT companies operate vis-à-vis human rights issues and the repertoire of company-oriented advocacy,” published by the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania…. Read More » “Marechal’s June publications”

Tech4Good Panel

On the evening of April 12th, ARNIC hosted a digital divide panel for the Los Angeles members of the Tech4Good network.  During this event, PhD student Matthew Bui and Professor Hernan Galperin, among others, shared about their recent successes and lessons in attempting to address issues of the digital divide. Bui and Galperin shared figures and tables from the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project and invited participants to explore an interactive broadband mapping tool,… Read More » “Tech4Good Panel”

Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665

Dr. Barbara O’Connor and other Internet For All Now proponents, are currently urging legislators to approve and implement the Internet for All Now Act, Assembly Bill 1665, in order to “continue the California Advanced Services Fund to support broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas, and promote broadband to assist low-income households get online.”  This bill aims to address key digital divide issues that disproportionately impact socially disadvantaged populations.
“Given the potential for technology to provide equality in access to information,… Read More » “Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665”

CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin

A new edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin has just been published by CIDE Press. The book, titled Internet y pobreza: Evidencia y nuevas líneas de investigación para América Latina (or, Internet and Poverty: Evidence and New Research Direction for Latin America), explores the theory and existing evidence about the potential of Internet access to mitigate poverty and improve livelihoods in the region. The English version of the book is available online…. Read More » “CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin”

Nathalie Marechal gives series of talks in Nov/Dec 2016

Nathalie Maréchal (ABD) gave a series of invited talks in late November and early December 2016. She presented her paper, First they came for the poor: surveillance of welfare recipients as an uncontested practice, at the Institute for Network Cultures’ MoneyLab conference in Amsterdam. She also discussed her dissertation research and her fellowship at Ranking Digital Rights as part of a lunch seminar at the University of Amsterdam’s DATACTIVE research lab…. Read More » “Nathalie Marechal gives series of talks in Nov/Dec 2016”

Professor Galperin represents ARNIC at IGF 2016

Prof. Hernan Galperin represented ARNIC-USC Annenberg at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016 in Guadalajara, participating on several panels. The first panel was titled “Advancing Solutions for Connectivity: Improving Global Coordination and Collaboration”, organized jointly by the IEEE, ISOC, ITU, UNESCO, WEF, and the World Bank. The second panel, organized by Prof. Christopher Yoo (UPenn), was titled, “ Exploring Demand Side Drivers of Internet Adoption”…. Read More » “Professor Galperin represents ARNIC at IGF 2016”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”