This article shows how the Dutch government, because of globalization and the rise of online streaming services such as Netflix, has to reconsider its language policy. In this process, many ideological stands are taken.
After Brexit, we can see what a success Farage's campaign has been. By talking about the right issues during crises, Farage appealed to a certain population in the UK. His active online campaign was also a major contributing factor in his success.
In this end-of-year interview Joachim Ben Yakoub (UGent) reflects on the (non)-impact of discourses on digitalization and digital culture on how the Tunesian revolution was understood in Western mainstream media.
In order to make research accessible and relevant, academics have to be retrained on how to do research in the digital age. They also have to stop living in ivory towers. Check out our interview with Najma Al Zidjaly for this, and much more.
For Ana Deumert, digital culture has not only impacted her research, but also her teaching. Last year for example, she started using WhatsApp with her students - which, according to her, encouraged 'peer learning',
AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the German far-right party, issued a white men Advent campaign. The political movement uses this Advent calendar to promote their new right ideology and Euroscepticism.
Voor veel mensen is het begrip ‘klimaatverandering’ een overweldigend gegeven. De relatie tussen mens en de natuur is enorm ingewikkeld en lastig om uit te leggen. Het lijkt ook al te laat te zijn, de mens heeft de wereld al verpest. Toch?
In the last years, literary writer Edouard Louis articulated the voices of the gilets jaunes in a series of books and pamphlets. His message, according to Odile Heynders is that ''The writer in 2018/19 has to radically be involved in the present'.
According to Benjamin De Cleen, we need to be careful with making big claims about the impact of new media technology. However, people do need to consider important changes in the discourse and in the communication strategies.
"Digital culture is so pervasive, there’s often very little analytic use in making hard distinctions between the online and offline worlds." Philip Seargeant from the Open University talks about digital culture, language and politics