Freedom on the Net 2020 [Freedom House]

“In the COVID-19 era, connectivity is not a convenience, but a necessity. Virtually all human activities—commerce, education, health care, politics, socializing—seem to have moved online. But the digital world presents distinct challenges for human rights and democratic governance. State and nonstate actors in many countries are now exploiting opportunities created Read more…

From analogue civil society to digital civil society [Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen]

Digital transformation has profound effects on civil society. In this interview, Lucy Bernholz, a researcher at Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, addresses consequences for foundations. She points out that democracy will not benefit civil society unless digitisation empowers civic players to become powerful counterparts to the state Read more…