Translations of Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies


July 18th, 2017

Bill Dutton work with UNESCO staff to draft a document for their Connecting the Dots conference, which was entitled ‘Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies‘. It is available online at:

The report was one of the first projects Bill undertook in 2014, when he joined MSU as Director of the Quello Center. Last week, while presenting his work on search and politics at UNESCO, dealing with echo chambers and filter bubbles, he was pleased to hear that the keystones report is now available in eight languages, most recently in Russian, and is continuing to be useful for UNESCO’s discussions of basic principles for guiding policy and practice around the Internet in shaping society.

Bill rolling up sleaves at UNESCO 2017

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UNESCO Internet Study Panel at World Summit for the Information Society 2015


I had the pleasure of contributing to a panel at WSIS 2015 that focused on UNESCO’s Internet Study, and the report entitled ‘Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies’. My team at the Quello team, including Frank Hangler, supported the drafting of this report. The final version of that report should be available online very soon. The panel was organised for the C9 Action Line of the WSIS Forum 2015, held on 28 May 2015 in Geneva.

UNESCO’s summary of the discussion was on target, noting that:

“… free, independent and pluralistic media online and offline serve as a basis to the achievement of all Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, but they are under tremendous challenges and threats in the converged media landscape with ICTs and Internet, …”

UNESCO’s overview of the report and panel is online here. My slides aimed at providing an introduction to the report are here.

Bill speaking in Geneva-2015WSIS

UNESCO Release:

Bill Dutton’s Slides:

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