September 25, 2009
Two Nobel Prize-winning economists—Harvard Professor Amartya Sen and Michael Spence—joined development expert Clotilde Fonseca, and HLS Professor Yochai Benkler ’94, co-director of the HLS Berkman Center for Internet & Society, for a discussion of the role of information and communication technologies in human development, growth and poverty reduction.
WEBCAST: At FCC workshop on broadband strategy, Benkler looks at what can be learned from other countries
August 19, 2009
At an FCC broadband workshop entitled “International Lessons” held on August 18, Harvard Law School Professor and Faculty Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society Yochai Benkler ’94 advised the FCC to look to other countries in formulating a national broadband strategy. (Watch a webcast of the workshop.)
March 13, 2009
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society launched a new Web site called ‘Media Cloud’ in conjunction with Thomson Reuters in July. The goal of Media Cloud is to provide a new search tool that illustrates the nature of news and how information flows between blogs and more traditional news outlets like newspapers.
HLS Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 wrote “Correspondence: A New Era of Corruption?,” in The New Republic online on March 4. The piece— on the effects of media diversification and competition on the traditional model of regional newspapers and democracy—was a response to an article by Paul Starr, “Goodbye to the Age of Newpapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption.”
February 25, 2008
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission was on the Harvard Law School campus today to hear testimony about whether or not Internet service providers deliberately blocked users from sharing files online. In a packed Ames Courtroom, the five commissioners heard from representatives of Comcast and Verizon about their network management practices, as well as from academics and small business owners who urged more freedom on the Internet.