Vivek Krishnamurthy earns Global Affairs Canada grant to analyze media freedom and algorithms

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that CLTS Faculty member Vivek Krishnamurthy has earned a grant from Global Affairs Canada to analyze the implications of emerging algorithmic systems on media freedom through a project entitled, “Media Freedom in an Algorithmic Age: Perils and Possibilities”.

The aim of Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy’s project is to cultivate an understanding of the crucial role media freedom plays in modern democratic societies that are currently navigating in an increasingly algorithmic-driven landscape. Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy and his partners will evaluate the promise and perils that new technologies (especially AI/algorithmic systems) pose to the exercise of media freedom.

This research is part of a collaborative project between the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), of which Professor Krishnamurthy is the director, and the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

This research will be valuable to policy-makers, journalists, activists, scholars, and members of the general public, in Canada and worldwide, who are concerned about the state of media freedom, and will offer a number of practical steps that governments committed to human rights, democracy, and inclusion can take in international settings to promote and protect media freedom.

 

A Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy is the Samuelson-Glushko Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

 

Congratulations to professor Vivek Krishnamurthy!

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