"Manipulation of Public Opinion in Social Media: Actors, Trends, Counter-strategies" -- this wasn't exactly an easy to digest or necessarily uplifting topic, but it has been a great pleasure quizzing Lisa-Maria Neudert, John Jal Dak, and Amber Macintyre about their research and insights into the various complexities of (social) media capture during the Forum Media... Continue Reading →
Panel: Internet Governance Forum, Paris
On November 12, I was joined by Ephraim Kenyanito, Shashank Mohan, and Solana Larsen at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to talk about whether it has become a luxury to disconnect during the 2018 Internet Governance Forum. It was a fantastic, insightful panel, one with plenty of personal stories sharing our individual passions to protect... Continue Reading →
AMA: Mozfest House, London, UK
On October 23, I had the pleasure to host Moritz Riesewieck, one of the directors of the award-winning documentary "The Cleaners" at the RSA in London. As part of Mozfest House, we screened the documentary to a very interested, knowledgeable audience and invited them in the following "Ask me Anything" session to think about potential... Continue Reading →
Keynote: Smart City Arena, Frankfurt am Main
Am 18. September war ich eingeladen auf dem 12. Bundeskongress für nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik zum Thema "Datenschutz und Smart Cities" zu sprechen. Die Möglichkeit, mich in diesen Aspekt von Digitalisierung -- insbesondere aus dem Blickwinkel von "Luxury To Disconnect" -- einzuarbeiten, war höchst interessant, weshalb ich den Beitrag auch veröffentliche. Die Verschriftlichung meines Vortrages ist hier... Continue Reading →
Keynote: GIZ Fachtage 2018
Vortrag zum Thema "Digitalisierung: Auswirkungen auf Governance und Konflikt?".
Panel: CyFy Africa, Tangier
Panel with Samir Saran, Ephraim Kenyanito, Sean Kanuck, and Fuoad Mouhyi on "How Personal is your data: surveillance capitalism and democracy in the 21st century?" Read more.
Panel: hub.berlin, Berlin
Joined a panel with Léa Steinacker (Wirtschaftswoche), Dr. Christoph Beier (GIZ), MD Miguel Berger (Federal Foreign Office) to discuss the potential for developing an international digital agenda. Watch video.
Article: Human rights aren’t enough any more — we need a new strategy
We must recognise dissent as a bedrock of a healthy society, without which there can be no creativity, innovation, disruption, progress and — crucially — democracy. Read full piece on openDemocracy.