Invest in our students, and in turn, invest in a future where digital rights and digital awareness are at the forefront of societal consciousness.
The Sustainable Media lab works on urgent topics that affect people around the globe. These issues will only become more important as our society becomes increasingly digital. The future of media must be sustainable.
The Sustainable Media Lab works with students from different disciplines, experts in a variety of fields, and local community members. We bring this diverse group together because issues in technology affect all of us, but they also affect all of us in different ways. As our society becomes more and more digitized, we want to ensure that everyone has a voice in how technology affects them and how we can reimagine technology to make a better world. We want that process to start with our students, so they can look more closely at media and the infrastructure around them and ask, Does this help people? Is this actually sustainable?
What Are Your Digital Rights?
“Digital rights” refers to the basic human rights that are applicable in the digital world. They encompass a wide range of issues, including access to the internet, access to accurate information, freedom of expression, the right to privacy, the right to be free of harassment, and the ability to participate in the digital economy, and others. But do you know your digital rights? Do your friends and family? These issues are often taken for granted, and because technology is so international, it’s not always clear who is responsible for protecting your digital rights. We must fight for these rights and raise awareness so that people can stay safe online.
Our Digital Rights Are Under Threat
Although the United Nations considers digital rights among our basic human rights, these rights are not ensured around the world. Authoritarian regimes can take away citizens’ internet access and inhibit their ability to mobilize and protest. Journalists and whistleblowers can have their personal information revealed and become subject to harassment and attacks. Even the United States doesn’t have a federal law protecting privacy online. Your work in the Sustainable Media Lab addresses an urgent, contemporary issue, and gives you the skill set to become an informed, active participant in the digital world.
If there is an issue that you would like to investigate with us, or if you think your organisation could contribute to one of our projects, please feel free to contact us. If you would like to or if you know someone who would like to collaborate with us or get to know more about our lab, we invite you to contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who knows; you may soon be joining the Sustainable Media Lab in The Hague!