Ranking Digital Rights: “Machines betray us again and again, yet we are more dependent on them now than ever before.”

Week of 22 February 2021 Ranking Digital Rights: “Machines betray us again and again, yet we are more dependent on them now than ever before.” 2020 was something of a landmark year for the digital economy, driven in large part by the COVID-19 context where so many of our global interactions have moved online (even … Continue reading Ranking Digital Rights: “Machines betray us again and again, yet we are more dependent on them now than ever before.”

Digital labour platforms are delivering social and economic benefits, but at a cost to workers

Week of 22 February 2021 Digital labour platforms are delivering social and economic benefits, but at a cost to workers The growth of digital work platforms has been a two-sided coin for many workers and businesses. The ILO explores this complex topic, finding that platforms open up new pathways to work and generate income (especially … Continue reading Digital labour platforms are delivering social and economic benefits, but at a cost to workers

Making peace with nature means grappling with humanity’s impact on climate, biodiversity and beyond

Week of 22 February 2021 Making peace with nature means grappling with humanity’s impact on climate, biodiversity and beyond What does it mean to “make peace with nature”—and why does this matter? As residents of the same planet, it seems intuitive that people need nature to survive, but the growing number of human-driven environmental crises … Continue reading Making peace with nature means grappling with humanity’s impact on climate, biodiversity and beyond