Earlier this month, I was invited by Ehtesham Shahid, a journalist at the Khaleej Times. He asked me about digital fatigue, and I talked about how this prolonged situation of uncertainty and our blurred boundaries online and offline influence our emotional, cognitive, and physical selves, and could reading books save us?
This essay I wrote was originally published for the International Day for Universal Access to Information. It highlights the importance of access to information to protect and promote fundamental freedoms.
In honour of today’s International Day for Access to Information, Springer Nature Women spoke to me about the importance of digital inclusion, global socio-economic disruption and resilience, digital transformation, the current projects I am working on, and hopes for the future.
Does your work involve digital literacy and/or digital inclusion? Please consider contributing to the forthcoming multidisciplinary book Digital Literacy – A Human-Centric Approach to Meaningful Connectivity edited by yours truly, and published by Springer. Please see the details in the post.
I am happy and excited to announce that Basic Internet Foundation, and yours truly, is collaborating with PRIO (The Peace Research Institute Oslo) on the NORM project. NORM is the new project on the Digital Silk Road and has been funded by the Norwegian Research Council (Norges forskningsråd).
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative for an expert interview. I had the pleasure to have an inspiring conversation with the core team, and learn about the research and design methods behind this Google’s project. For those of you who are not familiar, Next Billion Users (NBU) is an initiative with an emphasis on the value of user research in the low and middle-income countries.