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Academic Centres

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

The Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California at Santa Barbara

The Center for Mobile Communication Studies, Rutgers State University

The Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths, University of London

The Digital Bridge Institute, International Centre for Communications Studies, Lagos

The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

The MIT Center for Civic Media

The New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

The Project on Information Technology and Political Islam, University of Washington

POLIS, the London School of Economics and Political Science

The Shorestein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University

Academic Journals

First Monday

Global Networks

Information, Communication and Society

Information Technologies and International Development

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Journal of Information Technology and Politics

New Media and Society

Policy and Internet

Political Communication


Africatechie -African internet use, especially in a start-up context

Charlie Beckett – Director of LSE’s POLIS think tank

Clay Shirky – US academic

Digicha – Great analysis and stats on internet use and politics in China

Ethan Zuckerman – Thoughtful, engaged thinking on all things internet

Evgeny Morozov – Influential cyber-scepticism

Global Voices – A truly global community of bloggers

Information Policy – Excellent coverage of internet policy developments and research

ICT4Dev -  Blogging about ICT, social networking and development since 2003

Internet Governance Project – Authoritative blog on issues of global internet governance

Patrick Meier – Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi

Ramesh Srinivasan – Blogging on Culture and Technology

Rebecca MacKinnon – key thinker on Internet freedom, China specialist

Zeynep Tufekci – In-depth analysis of collective action issues, with a focus on the Middle East

Government/NGOs/Think Tanks

The Center for Democracy and Technology (US)

The Center for Internet and Society (Bangalore)

The Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation

ICANN- the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

The International Telecommunications Union

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Technology and Public Policy program

The OpenNet Initiative

UNESCO’s Information For All Program (IFAP)

United States Institute for Peace,  Center for Science Technology and Peacebulding

United States Institute for Peace, Center for Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding

The World Bank’s Infodev Program

The World Bank’s ICT and Governance program

Private Sector

China Internet Watch – Tech business in China

Microsoft’s Research Center on Technologies for Emerging Markets

Penn Olsen – Tech content focusing on Asia

Thomas Crampton – Social media focus on Asia, especially South-East Asia.

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