Digital Inclusion Project: USC PEW CETF Expert Advisory Panel

Source: California Emerging Technology Fund In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán Galperin are researching to identify effective and sustainable strategies to provide affordable Internet to all Americans. An Expert Advisory Panel of…

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USC and CETF Collaborate on Groundbreaking Research

In the first-of-its-kind collaboration, nationally-recognized researchers from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán…

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Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects! Name: Anna Loup General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain…

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Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)   By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim   Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process…

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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”…

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Geek Heresy Book Review

Toyama’s (2015) Geek Heresy is a poignant self-reflection and examination of the misguided promises and immense pitfalls of techno-centrism within information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D) work, particularly in relation to international efforts and projects attempting to foster economic development or address the knowledge gap. That is, throughout this accessible, non-academic read, Toyama debunks…

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Online Labor Platforms: Technology for Everyone?

(Repost of blog post by Ruchika Joshi on the JustJobs Network blog) The ILO projects that an additional 1.1 million people will be rendered jobless in 2017. Emerging and developing economies in particular are struggling to cope with the global jobs crisis, as vulnerable employment and underemployment continue to plague their labor markets. In light…

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Welcome to our new ARNIC site!

Welcome to the new ARNIC site! We are relaunching our online presence with a new URL and this redesigned website. There are several new features, including an events calendar, a Twitter feed, and a blog section.  Please visit us regularly for updates on our research seminar series, our various research projects, and opportunities to engage with…

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