September progress report

Much has happened since my last blog post of early July, announcing publication of our draft criteria and launch of case study research. Here is an overview: Funding: We are deeply grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for a substantial 2-year investment in our work for 2014 and 2015. While the grant does not cover all project costs, MacArthur’s […]

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Case study research now underway!

We have now published a research draft of our Phase 1 Criteria.  It would not have been possible without a wealth of excellent advice and input from a wide group of academics, investors, human rights advocates, technologists, experts in business and human rights, and experts in corporate rankings. This advice was given generously through an […]

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April 4th Research Workshop Report

On April 4th at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Ranking Digital Rights project convened a day-long invitation-only workshop to inform the drafting of the project’s Phase 1 criteria for ranking Internet and telecommunications companies on their practices and policies related to free expression and privacy. The meeting would also help to […]

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Event Report – Internet Censorship, Surveillance, and Corporate Transparency: Google’s Dorothy Chou in Conversation with International Experts

Global Engagement Fund Undergraduate Fellow Jon Diamond reports on the recent panel held at CGCS featuring Google’s Senior Policy Analyst Dorothy Chou and other experts, as part of the cross-disciplinary, university-wide “New Technologies, Human Rights, and Transparency” project funded by the university’s Global Engagement Fund and hosted by Annenberg’s Center for Global Communications Studies in […]

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RESEARCH WORKSHOP to determine 2013 research scope, approach, and plan

On April 4th we will hold a day-long invitation-only workshop to determine the scope and focus of general research as well as specific case study research to be conducted in 2013, so that the Phase I methodology for ranking ICT companies on free expression and privacy can be drafted by early 2014 and published for […]

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