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.
In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.
A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.
The Global Compact for Migration has "evidence-based public discourse" as one of its objectives. Remarkably, this requirement has led to huge controversy. Are we moving towards a fact-free open society?