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Challenging the digital gatekeepers: international policy initiatives for free expression

Hintz, Arne ORCID: 2012. Challenging the digital gatekeepers: international policy initiatives for free expression. Journal of Information Policy 2012 (2) , pp. 128-150.

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Can civil society interventions preserve openness on the Internet? Dr. Hintz presents an array of examples of successful policy advocacy for free and open communications, from both within and without formal structures. These are analyzed to show the technical, social, and political responses in resisting enclosures and restrictions on digital communications. The strategies, characteristics, and conditions of successful communications policy activism are laid out. The development of new legal proposals and legislative frameworks, along with participation in their construction, has been especially effective. While a broader collaborative approach has yet to emerge, civil society initiatives have in some cases successfully challenged attempts to curtail online communication, and initiated change towards more open communication environments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
ISSN: 2158-3897
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:37

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