CIRC 2023

Digital Asia Hub hosted the 20th anniversary instance of the Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC), a global network for emerging and senior academics studying digital life in China. This year, the Hub took on the mantle as CIRC organiser, partnering with The Faculty of Mass Communication at Chiang Mai University as local hosts. The focus was on the Chinese[…]

Launch of Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index Reports

The Digital Asia Hub in collaboration with Ranking Digital Rights, Open Culture Foundation and Open Net Korea organised a series of events at the Digital Rights Assembly Asia-Pacific held in Chiang Mai between 22 – 26 May.  At the panel discussion “Adapting global standards to local contexts: Uncovering the policies and practices of digital platforms[…]

Platform Futures Asia Capacity Building Workshop (April 2023)

Between the 4th to the 20th of April, 2023, we hosted a three-week workshop as part of our ongoing Platform Futures engagement. Drawing on key insights from the roundtables hosted in 2022-2023 we translated this into a program for scholars and practitioners to deepen their expertise and knowledge on platform governance issues in the APAC[…]

[RSVP] Launch: The Next Digital Decade – Policy Approaches from Asia (September 23 & 30)

We invite you to attend two launch events on 23 September and 30 September 2021 held on Zoom at 10:00 CET/13:30 IST/ 16:00 SGT. Both events will include a formal introduction to the volume, remarks from several authors of the case studies, and a panel discussion. On 23 September we host a moderated discussion with:[…]

Mobile Ecosystems: Opportunities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific region

A discussion on Mobile Ecosystems: Opportunities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region was organised on June 9, 2021 featuring five speakers from our Platform Futures Expert Network and one invited guest. Watch the full discussion here and scroll down for highlights. Speakers Through a new program on Platform Futures, the Digital Asia Hub convenes a[…]

Small Books for Big Platforms – Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Digital Asia Hub hosted a discussion with three authors from the Small Books for Big Platforms series in conversation with Nishant Shah, editor of the volume, on June 8.  The authors shared findings from their case studies on platforms in the Asia-Pacific region and Nishant shared a synthesis of all the key findings. Watch the[…]

[RSVP] When the Music’s Over – COVID, Conspiracies and Content Patterns: An India – China Conversation (September 18)

The pandemic triggered a new wave of misinformation and conspiracy theories, about everything from the source of the virus and its epidemiology, to containment measures, to the science behind prevention and treatment. This ‘infodemic’ has serious consequences for public health, with diverse strains playing on fears and prejudices in different contexts and countries. What can[…]