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Digital sovereignty in Africa. German Federal President Steinmeier in dialogue with experts from 14 African countries.

On 24 June 2021, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be attending the “Toward an African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty” research sprint via a live online connection. Together with the participants, he will talk about new approaches to further the national and individual interests of citizens in Africa’s digital economy. The sprint is part of the “Ethics of Digitalisation” research project at the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC).

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The first open access repository of platform policies: HIIG launches new Platform Governance Archive

With the Platform Governance Archive (PGA), the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is taking a pioneering step in collaborative research on online platforms and their governance. The archive is open to researchers, citizens and journalists from all over the world. It collects and organises platforms’ documents on their regulation and governance and makes them accessible via open access.

The critical infrastructure of democracy: lecture series “Making Sense of the Digital Society” continues

As part of the series Making Sense of the Digital Society, Jan-Werner Müller discusses what the changes in this critical infrastructure mean for the effective exercise of fundamental rights as well as for the relationship between citizens and the political system.

A joint project of HIIG and Knowledge Unlatched receives funding from BMBF

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund the project for 24 months from April 2021 and thus support the transformation of scientific publishing towards OA.

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Platform Governance: New research network fosters global cooperation

Berlin, 3 Feburary 2021 – What social power and responsibility do platforms have? To what …

The construction of artificial intelligence – HIIG investigates the institutionalization and imagination of AI in two international projects

Berlin, 8 December 2020 – How did AI become what it is today? HIIG is …

International researchers call for accountability and transparency regarding algorithmic content moderation

Berlin, 3 December 2020 – “The Ethics of Digitalisation” project has completed its first research …

Young volunteers are so committed – new portrait series shows digital commitment

Berlin, October 9, 2020 – With a new series of portraits, the project “Jung.Digital.Engagiert” at …

Global dialogue on the ethics of digitalisation

Today, under the patronage of the Federal President of Germany, HIIG is launching a worldwide …

Exhibition in Berlin shows future visions of the digital society

Berlin, 25 June 2020 – What happens when scientists imagine the future of our digital …


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