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ePanstwo Foundation co-organised an Internet Governance Forum 2020 pre-event, "How to tackle discrimination by AI-enabled technologies? The potential of existing regulatory frameworks and AIAs", which focused on the regulatory possibilities to prevent discrimination and deepening of inequalities of AI-enabled technologies. Watch the webinar here.
“The Cartel Project”, coordinated by Forbidden Stories, united 60 journalists from 25 media outlets to continue the work of murdered colleagues in Mexico. The journalists are investigating the global networks of Mexican drug cartels and their political connections around the world.
Amidst the pandemic FUSE Corps is doubling down on helping local government agencies in the U.S. move forward and respond to communities’ needs. Check out their current fellowship openings focused on everything from helping minority small business owners survive the pandemic to delivering critically needed digital access to underserved neighborhoods.
ICFJ and the Tow Center launched the Journalism & the Pandemic Project, which surveyed more than 1,400 journalists to learn about COVID-19’s effect on their outlets and how they do their work. Additional survey findings will follow in the coming months.
International Budget Partnership-South Africa released a new report evaluating the transparency of municipal governments around procurement.
Membership Puzzle Project published a practical guide to launching a membership program offering best practices and advice for newsrooms at any stage of their membership journey.
More in Common launched Britain’s Choice, a sweeping study of 2020s British society aimed to help shape efforts to build a more cohesive society, resilient to the threat of polarisation. It follows similar studies in France, Germany, and the US, all of which serve as a starting point for further work, with and in support of a wide range of partners.
Myanmar Tech Accountability Network launched a dashboard exploring viral content related to the Myanmar elections. MTAN researchers also contributed to this in-depth report on inauthentic behavior and disinformation campaigns.
After receiving 1,400 applications for funding, New Media Ventures announced their 14 new investments in organisations that are developing infrastructure, building Black and Indigenous power, protecting democracy in the U.S., and transforming the local media landscape.
Public and Private Development Centre won the ONE Africa Award, which recognises their impactful work on open contracting and monitoring public procurement in Nigeria.
A recent study from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that for most news organisations, audience reach is up during COVID-19, but revenue is down. If the study’s respondents are indicative of the situation in the global news industry, newspapers alone are looking at a loss that could amount to a decline of $30 billion in revenues in 2020.
SOFTIE, which tells the story of Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi, has won a number of awards recently, including at El Gouna Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, and Encounters South Africa documentary festival. The film is currently available to viewers in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The GovLab hosted a panel on navigating data collaboration during COVID-19. Luminate’s Swee Leng Harris joined to discuss the role data rights play in data collaboration, how citizens can participate in open data initiatives, and how the pandemic has put a spotlight on data rights.
Velocidad announced the six Latin American media startups which progressed to the second phase of the accelerator.