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As the press office of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), we see ourselves as a European information platform for digitization research with a broad, dynamic and diverse network within the Internet community. We will gladly connect you with experts on your request, arrange interview partners or background discussions.


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Frederik Efferenn

Coordinator: Science Communication and Press

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European Science Press Service (ESPS)

The ESPS is the first pan-European portal for research news from scientific institutions in the field of Internet and society.


In our press review you will find selected reports on HIIG's research in print and online media from the current and past year.

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Press releases

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.

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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.

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