Shrinking Cyberspace – Dangers to Democracy and Civil Society in Africa and Germany in the Digital Age

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Akademie, Berlin Tiergartenstraße 35, Berlin

The progressing restriction of digital space - "Shrinking Cyberspace" - in Africa makes it difficult for the civil society to report on undemocratic events in the respective countries and to criticize. Related Internet laws or better the "shutting down" of the social media in the course of elections

Regulated freedom of expression: Can human rights be protected by algorithms?

TAGESSPIEGEL, Askanischer Platz 3, 10963 Berlin

By definition, an algorithm is nothing more than a "clear-cut rule of action to solve a problem or a class of problems. Algorithms consist of many finitely well-defined individual steps." In our networked world, however, the algorithm has become synonymous with the opportunities and dangers of digitization. Algorithms

Can Social Media influence Elections?

Universität der Künste (Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin) Hardenbergstraße 33, Berlin

The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser of the University of the Arts in Berlin and Joanna Bronowicka, Director of the Center for Internet at Human Rights of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt / Oder. It was followed by a keynote by Dr. Michał Kosiński