Blog: Studying Emerging Satellite Internet Companies

We look at the research work of Graduate RA student, Matt Graydon. In 1994, a company called Teledesic launched with the ambitious goal of providing global high-speed internet access through a constellation of nearly 300 satellites in low earth orbit. With its promise of a worldwide “internet in the sky,” Teledesic attracted considerable hype, along…

Publication: “From Platform Jumping to Self-Censorship: Internet Freedom, Social Media and Circumvention Practices in Zambia”

“From Platform Jumping to Self-Censorship: Internet Freedom, Social Media and Circumvention Practices in Zambia” article by L. Parks & R. Mukherjee published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. “ABSTRACT This article describes the complex media environment of urban Zambia based on qualitative interviews with 42 active ICT and social media users in Lusaka. After a contextual…