The Internet has changed our world. But has it also irritated hierarchical power structures and given a meaningful voice to all? Are offline differentials in terms of access to individual and societal progress, and their narrations, challenged by the Internet – or replicated and technologically perpetuated? Internet governance, as broad and multistakeholder-driven as it has become, is still not broad enough, not open enough and not flexible enough to encompass all voices.
This collection edited by Katharina Mosene and Matthias C. Kettemann provides space for some of them. In the run-up to the 14th Internet Governance Forum in November 2019 in Berlin, the editors have developed a catalog of 30 visions for an emancipatory Internet without discrimination.
Table of contents
Towards an internet that empowers those who foster democracy through human rights based research
by Center for Internet and Human Rights
Between borrowed identities and online self-fashioning: A case for content diversity
by Baldeep Grewal, IFG Dynamic Coalition on gender and internet governance
Feminism affects everyone
by Christina Dinar & Katharina Mosene & Francesca Schmidt, Netzforma*
Offline or online. Mine!
by Nana Kesewaa Dankwa, University of Kassel
Dealing with the cause, rather than trying to clear up afterwards: changing men’s attitudes to women and technology
by Tim Unwin, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
Online Freedom of Expression in the Era of #MeToo
by Shmyla Khan, Digital Rights Foundation
Digitalisation is not just bounded to technology, it affects our society at large
Tatiana Bazzichelli, Disruption Network Lab
Youth voices in Internet Governance – visibility beyond tokenism?
by Elisabeth Schauermann, German Informatics Society
The Portals to the World are Locked for Millions
by Raul Aguayo-Krauthausen, Sozialhelden
Effective legal protection against hate speech online as anti-discrimination measure
by Kathrin Ganz & Kathy Meßmer & Kelda Niemeyer, Otherwise Network e.V.
Tyranny by Database in Kenya
by Kedolwa Waziri, Nubian community
Non-discrimination by design?!
by Claude Draude, University of Kassel
How EU norms impact marginalized communities around the world
by Chloé Berthélémy, European Digital Rights Movement
Something has got to give
by Dia Kayyali, WITNESS
Governing the Flows of Information in Control Societies
by Josef Barla, Goethe University Frankfurt & Christoph Hubatschke, University of Vienna
Towards a Feminist Data Future
by Nicole Shephard
Against Prediction – The Power of Imagination in the Age of Codes and Numbers
by Katrin Fritsch & Diana Kozachek & Helene von Schwichow, MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture
Making Internet Access for All a Reality
by Matthias C. Kettemann, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Designing a better internet
by Caroline Sinders
Challenges to a safer and more inclusive Internet to children and teens: should we rely so much on consent and informed decisions?
by Kelli Angelini & Marina Feferbaum & Guilherme Klafke & Stephane Hilda Barbosa Lima & Tatiane Guimarães, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
“Solidarity is our weapon”
by Ricarda Drüeke, University of Salzburg
Enabling Youth Participation in Internet Governance
by Uffa Modey, Coordinator of the Nigeria Youth IGF
Restriction of Rights or Right of Restriction? An Inclusive Internet Depends on Proactive, Protective Legislation
by Nakeema Stefflbauer, FrauenLoop.org
Making a Feminist Internet
by Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
by Katharina Mosene, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and netzforma* e.V.
Non-Marginalized Groups laid the Groundwork for Toxic Online Dynamics Today …
by Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University
Because I am involved!
by Nnenna Nwakanma, World Wide Web Foundation
Internet governance needs tough love
by Marietje Schaake, Stanford University