Political Power of Diasporas in the Digital Era and their Role in the Arab Spring

By Belén Sánchez When we think about the role of diaspora in their countries of origin, we normally refer to the impact of their economic remittances or their role of bringing attention to political issues in their home countries through lobbying efforts.   However, the role of the diaspora contributions to economics and politics in their…Leer más Political Power of Diasporas in the Digital Era and their Role in the Arab Spring

Four Things News Organizations Can Do To Survive the Digital Era.

By Belén Sánchez The digital era has brought innovation and is allowing collaboration without precedents in the media industry. For example, the publication of the Panama Papers, the biggest financial information leak we have witnessed in decades, was feasible because digital technologies allowed collaboration of approximately 400 journalists around the world.  Inevitably, innovation is also…Leer más Four Things News Organizations Can Do To Survive the Digital Era.

FILTER BUBBLE AND NET NEUTRALITY: The Changing Landscape of Social Networks in Ecuador

By Belén Sánchez In his book Net Smart, Howard Rheingold points out that the world is shifting from a group centric societies to network – centric societies, where social networks like Facebook and Twitter are providing us with opportunities to easily increase our social capital and enhance our personal learning by exploring, searching, following, tuning,…Leer más FILTER BUBBLE AND NET NEUTRALITY: The Changing Landscape of Social Networks in Ecuador