Publication - Academic Articles

Ashraf on the Chinese AI Initiative

Professor Cameran Ashraf writes about the historical geopolitics of China's AI Initiative and its future implications for the China Policy Institute.

A Brief History of the Development of Satellite Channels in Iran

In his article former resident CMDS fellow Fardin Alikhah gives an overview of Iran's media environment, arguing that the Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran have initiated media pluralism in Iran. As Alikhah writes, "it was around 1991 when satellite dishes were first observed on roofs in Tehran. After approximately 25 years, 100 Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran are now broadcasting various programmes for Iranians. This article will provide a short account of Iran’s media environment.

New Publication by Judit Barta

Our pre-doctoral CMDS fellow, Judit Barta has recently published her article in the Hungarian journal, Médiakutató about the effect of algorithms as hybrids on online journalism. Following up on Bruno Latour, Barta gives an overview of how algorithms are applied by online journalism, and what sociomaterial interpretations researchers of journalism provide of algorithms. 

Kristina Irion's op-ed on Cloud Services after Snowden

CMDS team member, Kristina Irion has authored an op-ed for the Internet Policy Review on cloud services made in Europe after Snowden and Schrems. She writes that "the geolocation of server farms - where data is stored and computing is performed – has evolved into an important attribute of cloud computing. By now, clients and providers are increasingly conscious of the actual whereabouts of cloud services. As a standalone fact this sounds counter-intuitive since cloud technology is location-independent and distance should not matter anymore.