Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy explores media freedom in an algorithmic age

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy has earned a grant from Global Affairs Canada for a project entitled “Media Freedom in an Algorithmic Age: Perils and Possibilities”, which examines the implications of algorithmic systems and other emerging digital technologies for media freedom.

The aim of the project is to foster greater understanding of the role that media freedom plays in democratic societies in our current age of disruptive technological change. Professor Krishnamurthy and his partners will evaluate the promise and perils that new technologies (especially AI/algorithmic systems) pose to the exercise of this freedom.

This research is part of a collaborative project between the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), of which Professor Krishnamurthy is the director, and the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., partnering in particular with Professor Mark Latonero.

This research will be valuable to policy-makers, journalists, activists, scholars, and members of the general public who are concerned about the state of media freedom in the world today, and will offer a number of practical steps that governments committed to human rights, democracy, and inclusion can take in international settings to promote and protect media freedom.

Congratulations to Professor Krishnamurthy!

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