Arrangements of Power Within Internet Governance

DeNardis describes Internet architecture as “arrangements of power.” What does she mean by this (and by extension, what does she mean by “architecture”)? As Raboy aptly emphasized, the pool of actors involved in the international conversation on internet governance expanded to include civil society actors during the NWICO gathering, where non-profit actors were able to … Continue reading Arrangements of Power Within Internet Governance

The Information-Industrial Complex: Critical Concerns of the Silicon Triangle

In 1961, President Eisenhower warned the American public about the emerging Military Industrial Complex. That is, the growing relationship between the government, the military, and private sector arms producers that developed following the first and second World Wars. Eisenhower warned that the permanent arms industry that has resulted from this relationship could lead to the … Continue reading The Information-Industrial Complex: Critical Concerns of the Silicon Triangle

Differences in Opinion: the Landscape of International Journalism

Everyone has a favorite news channel and publication from which they ingest and perceive the news of the day. The facts and interpretations that journalists choose to convey and omit greatly influences the message that an audience receives. Thusly, the way in which foreign reporters/correspondents portray their assigned country to their fellows in their home … Continue reading Differences in Opinion: the Landscape of International Journalism

Informal Flows of Media Reducing Inequalities of Access

The informal flows of media provide a better view of where cultural production and news is being consumed. The informal flows of media most often provide cultural materials that might not be available in certain areas and their conventional, or formal, channels. When we see the media being increasing privatized, we see trade liberalization abroad … Continue reading Informal Flows of Media Reducing Inequalities of Access