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Not At Home: Resisting ‘home’ as a natural space of refuge

  As the news of the pandemic confirmed the reality of the health crises pandemic, we all turned square, sitting in rectangles that frame our faces, as we work from home. ‘Shelter in Place’[1] became the rallying call, offering the home as a retreat, a refuge, a fortress of solitude where we defy the Covid-19[…]

May 14

When The Music’s Over – Economic and Social Vulnerabilities

We move from our launch event on journalism and health communication, to a session on economic and social vulnerabilities, the particular risks for informal workers and migrant labour, and the perils of welfare measures not reaching those on the margins. We’ll look at access and education barriers, as well as normative and infrastructural challenges. You can access[…]

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The Stratifying Internet: Measuring digital inclusion in the mobile era

The extraordinary recent growth of the mobile internet across Asia and the Pacific carries the promise of a more inclusive digital economy, accessible to everyone with a cheap smartphone. A low-cost, mobile internet could reconfigure the provision of health and education, open new economic opportunities, and expand cultural, civic and political engagement. But as we[…]