Global Access in Action (GAiA), an initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, is hosting a workshop today to explore lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak for improving future preparedness for public health crises. Forty leaders from civil society, academia, international procurement and donor agencies, government, and the pharmaceutical industry will review the Ebola drug development landscape and explore ways to alter policies to strengthen ongoing research and reduce the incidence and severity of future outbreaks.
We are in an era where media audiences are more diverse than ever. And the amount and kinds of content to which these audiences have access is exploding as well. This week's episode of the podcast asks: how do we define the public in public radio?
Holyoke Gas & Electric’s telecom division provides high-speed Internet access to local businesses and public agencies, bringing in revenue and profits while aiding in local economic development and saving the municipality more than $300,000 a year. At the same time, it has expanded to other lines of business and serves three communities outside Holyoke which need its help. HG&E Telecom’s success in a competitive environment suggests opportunities for other municipal light plants in Massachusetts and other states.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will formally join its community in the 2015-2016 academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home for some of the most incisive minds in law, technology, and social science, alongside path-breaking entrepreneurs and activists.
with Justin Reich
By Annie Pruitt
In an age of eBooks, Google, and Smartphones, many have questioned the importance of libraries. John Palfrey ’01, has penned a new book, which he calls “a love letter to libraries,” that makes the case that libraries are more relevant than ever.
This week on the podcast: 20 million men, women, and children are the cargo of human trafficking worldwide. The Internet has brought a new dimension to both trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts. Today's guest brings to light some of the problems that arise as NGOs and law enforcement try to take down trafficking.
with Ali Hashmi
The rainbow connection, a Russian RTBF, censoring revenge porn, and more... in this week's Buzz.
We are more and more comfortable engaging with and sharing our data with digital platforms — from Fitbit, to Facebook, to Wikipedia, to even our own schools and employers. But how are they accountable to us?