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Sub-studies and background resources

The Internet space is characterized by creativity, innovation as well as rapid and continuous evolution. UNESCO continues to be actively involved in conducting research that seeks to track, understand and support the development of, appropriate responses to the new and emerging trends. To ensure that the study and preparation of future options is informed by the latest thinking and research UNESCO has commissioned several new studies.

Completed studies

Ongoing studies

  • Privacy and journalists’ sources
  • Licensing online free expression
  • Understanding and mitigating hate speech
  • Online Safety
  • Internet Jurisdiction
  • Internet Intermediaries' role in fostering online freedom of expression
  • Digital safety of journalists and media actors
  • A handbook of global information ethics case studies
  • An information ethics primer for policy makers
  • Guidelines on the inclusion of students with disabilities in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) using open solutions”
  • Free and Open Source Software, Open Data and Open Standards in West Africa: Situation review and recommendations
  • Free and Open Source Software, Open Data and Open Standards in the Arab States: Situation review and recommendations
  • Study on the Internet supporting local content development
  • Learning by Coding: Global case of youth-developed Apps for sustainable development
  • Internet Governance Glossary (English / Arabic)
  • IFAP – MOST Study: How are ICT mediated contacts impacting cohesion, collaboration and social transformation?
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