13 November 2020

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies


Race, Tech & Borders: A Conversation with Special Rapporteur Tendayi Achiume, 17 November 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

How do we talk about migration and asylum issues on social media? (Protect Project Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Insights from Morocco into how smartphones support migration (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also French version.

Meeting communities where they are: the increasing preference of messaging apps (UNHCR Innovation Service, Nov. 2020) [text]

The way we use data is a life or death matter – from the refugee crisis to COVID-19 (The Conversation, Nov. 2020) [text]


Information and communication technologies and mobility in the Horn of Africa: a review of the literature (Research & Evidence Facility, Sept. 2020) [text]

Racial discrimination and emerging digital technologies: a human rights analysis, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/44/57 (UN Human Rights Council, June 2020) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: Note by the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/75/590 (UN General Assembly, Nov. 2020) [text]
- “This report highlights how digital technologies are being deployed to advance the xenophobic and racially discriminatory ideologies that have become so prevalent, in part due to widespread perceptions of refugees and migrants as per se threats to national security.” See also related Guardian article.

Technological Testing Grounds: Migration Management Experiments and Reflections from the Ground Up (European Digital Rights & Refugee Law Lab, Nov. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime," Journal of the European Economic Association, Accepted Manuscript, 6 Oct. 2020 [free full-text]

"Perilous Navigation: Knowledge Making with and without Digital Practices during Irregularized Migration to Öresund," Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology, vol. 64, no. 3 (2020) [open access]

"Self-Sovereignty for Refugees? The Contested Horizons of Digital Identity," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 3 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Supporting refugees by facilitating the innovation of nonprofit resettlement agencies: A case study," Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 57 (2020) [free full-text]


Social Media Tools for Mobilizing Refugee Research, Webinar, 29 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for audio recording, transcript and presentation.

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