Lab Platform Governance, Media and Technology (PGMT)

PGMT member presents two papers at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Member of ZeMKI and the PGMT Lab Dr. Dennis Redeker presented two papers at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The centre and the university are a close partner of ZeMKI and the University of Bremen respectively and Dennis had been invited by Professor Marianne Franklin to present two papers in Groningen on 6 December 2023. The papers were presented in the “Internet decolonized” series, this specific session also being co-hosted by the Digital Constitutionalism Network.

The first paper is an output from the Platform Governance Survey, conducted at ZeMKI. Entitled “Alternative Governors? Exploring Global User Attitudes Toward Content Moderation”, the paper focuses on survey results concerning user preferences for seven different potential governors of speech to be engaged in different roles in content moderation (based on a sample drawn from 41 countries in the Global South and Eastern Europe). The second paper, presented together with Adio-Adet Dinika, examines pan-African human rights advocacy related to the Internet. Titled “Toward Digital Pan-Africanism? A Nkrumahian Analysis of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms”, the paper is forthcoming in Internet Decolonized, edited by Henna Zamurd-Butt and M.I. Franklin (Oxford University Press).

The well-attended talks generated feedback and a lively discussion among the present scholars. Dennis thanks Prof. Franklin, the two discussants and then audience for their generosity.

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