Tag: digital rights

The hybrid media space of nerd politics

John Postill , January 25th, 2017

Invited paper to the ECPR joint sessions workshop on Digital Media and the Spatial Transformation of Public Contention, Nottingham, UK, 27-30 April 2017. Abstract The rise of WikiLeaks,…


Victims, volunteers and voices of the digital age

John Postill , December 6th, 2016

Figure 1. A widely shared campaign image calling for the release of Prita Mulyasari, one of Indonesia’s best known ‘ITE Law victims’ (korban UU ITE). Source: Hadin (2013)….


Political culture keywords: exploring social movements and media practices that are worlds apart

John Postill , October 23rd, 2016

Proposal to the special issue of Media, Culture and Society on “Media, political cultures and social movements”, Veronica Barassi, Alice Mattoni and Anastasia Kavada (eds.). John Postill (RMIT)…


25. Digital rights activists vs. Trans-Pacific Partnership: a field-theoretical analysis

John Postill , November 11th, 2015

This is the 25th post in the freedom technologists series Keynote to the conference “Media, culture and change across the Pacific: perspectives from Asia, Oceania and the Americas”…


DERC seminar: Social media and West Papua by Usman Hamid

John Postill , October 19th, 2015

Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne Wed 21 October 2015, 3-4:30pm City campus, Building 13, Room 7, Level 4 Map: http://bit.ly/1PAT2vP Website: http://www.digital-eth…


18. Political technologists and civil society

John Postill , April 20th, 2015

By Muzammil M. Hussain This is the eighteenth post in the Freedom technologists series. The following are some passages taken (with permission) from chapter 4 of Hussain, M….


17. Digital rights in Southeast Asia and beyond: a review of RightsCon 2015

John Postill , March 31st, 2015

Update 1 April 2015: See also PDF version. Last week I was in Manila to attend the 4th meeting of the RightsCon series, held on 24-25 March 2015….


The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure, Pt. 3

puellaludens , May 2nd, 2013

Please see also Part 1 and Part 2. PART 3: NGOs AND DIGITAL RIGHTS In the last section I considered the roles of business and governments in protecting…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure Pt. 2

puellaludens , May 2nd, 2013

Please see the first part of this project here. PART 2: NETWORK NEUTRALITY In my last post I described the centralized control of the Internet’s backbone  by only…

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