Good Quality News Is Like Eating Vegetables

March 12, 2019
Not all people like them, but vegetables are essential to stay healthy – just like quality news. Misinformation is everywhere and spreads quickly because it is designed to get an emotional response. The challenge is not to produce information, but to get attention, and messaging platforms mean the real battlefield. These are just a few of the most important takeaways from the Workshop on Disinformation and Propaganda. As one participating student concluded: “I have never learnt so much in such a short period”.

The Dutch Caribbean: A News Desert in a Tropical Paradise

March 11, 2019
Not many Dutch in Europe know about the problems and struggles of three faraway islands governed by their own country. Improved media coverage could change that.

Negotiating Internet Governance: New Book by Roxana Radu

The recently published book Negotiating Internet Governance by CMDS Fellow Roxana Radu provides an incisive analysis of the emergence and evolution of global Internet governance, revealing its mechanisms, key actors and dominant community practices.

Can Moral Rights Survive in the Digital Age?

March 7, 2019
Modifying a piece of art can land you in court, according to legal provisions endorsed by most of the world’s nations. But applying them online is an uphill battle.

Fighting Misinformation: How to Build Trust in a World of Liars

March 4, 2019
Misinformation exists everywhere and it has been present for thousands of years, but now it can spread with an unprecedented velocity and is very profitable. Media outlets and fact-checkers should keep in mind that there is a battle for attention, and they must gain the trust of their audience. International experts shared their views at the discussion organized by CMDS.