How China used the media to spread its COVID narrative

How China used the media to spread its COVID narrative — and win friends...

By Julia Bergin  At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed prime real estate in the centre of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade:...

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz Nigeria’s decision to suspend Twitter indefinitely could backfire for the government and cost the country economically in terms of new investments into...

Gender washing: seven kinds of marketing hypocrisy about empowering women

By Rosie Walters At a time of so much focus on how women are held back and treated unfairly, corporations spend multiple millions telling us...
Press Freedom Index

How the World Press Freedom Index Was Politicized – Long Before the New Cold...

By Dr. Dan Steinbock For years, the press freedom index by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been widely quoted, even though its methodology is...
Social media ‘likes’

Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories – new research

By David Beer and Benjamin Jacobsen Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to...
Multilingual conferences

Found in Translation: Multilingual conferences don’t need to face barriers to communication

If you’ve ever been in the audience for a conference or symposium, it’s likely you introduced yourself to fellow attendees at a break in...

Why every celebrity is suddenly obsessed with bitcoin

From A-list celebrities to social media personalities, the highly engaging nature of the bitcoin community is ever growing. It wasn’t until recent years that the...

Flawed human information processing, magic pipers and our conscience

By Bernard Yeung Fierce competition between dominant countries leads to accusatory narratives, creating intense but dysfunctional crowd emotions. Flawed human behaviour allows a big gap...

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...
Tim Cook and Facebook

What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...
memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...

Surprising ways that games challenge how people think about themselves and the world

By Matthew Whitby The Beginner’s Guide is a narrative video game with no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person...

3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

By Mark Satta An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a...