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Global South Researchers on Internet Governance in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America-Caribbean

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES - University of Gothenburg

We are looking for three researchers in the Global South to join our research project, ‘Digital Self-Determination for the South? Legitimacy in the Regional Internet Registries,’ funded by the Swedish Research Council. The project is based at the University of Gothenburg and led by Dr. Hortense Jongen (University of Gothenburg/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), with co- researcher Prof. Jan Aart Scholte (University of Gothenburg/Leiden University).
This three-year project investigates legitimacy and legitimation in the three Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) for the Global South. These bodies – the African Network Information Centre (AFRICNIC), the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), and the Latin American and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC) – perform a crucial role in digital development, by overseeing the distribution of Internet numbers (IP addresses) and handling associated questions about accessible technology, content control, data protection, and cybersecurity. This project investigates how participants in these regional multistakeholder governance bodies evaluate them, mainly using mixed-methods interviews.
For more details download the full call for applications:
Call for applications_Global South Researchers on Internet Governance.pdf
If you are interested send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to [email protected] by December 1 , 2021.
Interviews will be held on via Skype or Zoom on December 10, 2021.
[Withdrawn] International Development Strategy: call for evidence
UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development OfficeThe Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is inviting submissions to inform the UK government’s International Development Strategy.
Closing date: Tuesday 6th September.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR | Report on gender justice
Deadline: 14 June 2021
Issued by: Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression
Purpose: To inform the thematic report on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and gender justice for the 76th session of the General Assembly

(Submission of abstracts: 1 July 2021)

Special Issue Call for Papers Media and the EU Governance. Democracy, participation, and innovation | De Europa
The De Europa Special Issue on Media and the EU Governance - Democracy, participation, and innovation is inviting the submission of abstracts/draft articles in Three main themes that broadly concern:
    1) Media, Democracy and participation,
    2) Media and EU governance
    3) Innovation in Media

Full paper submission due: 15 September 2021

Guest editors:
    Tawana Kupe, vice-chancellor at the University of Pretoria
    Fatima El-Issawi, reader in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex
    Nicholas Benequista, senior programme specialist at the International Development Research Centre
    Susan Abbott, doctoral researcher at the University of Westminster, and adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Full details are available here.
The authors are looking for papers on:
    Models of media development and theories of change, including normative and theoretical reflections on Western, participatory, gender transformative, post-colonial, hybrid and alternative models, among others.
    Studies and reflections on programmes of journalism training, mentoring, and support –especially those that consider distinct cultures and political economies of journalism around the world.
    Media capture in the digitized communication sphere, including studies that elucidate strategies and models for resilience and resistance.
    Studies that inform the strategies and approaches to media development with consideration for internet governance, platform governance, artificial intelligence and other contemporary issues associated with digital convergence.
    Studies that point to new or innovative business models for independent media, particularly with consideration to the distinct historical legacies and political economies of journalism sectors around the world. What are the lessons learned so far?
    Studies and conceptual reflections that inform possible responses to the declining public trust in media and to the information disorder, with consideration for the contextually specific manifestations of these issues around the globe.


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