John Lewis

John Lewis

John Lewis Explanation Age LLC, USA I was just 6 years old when I attended the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but I remember seeing the fair’s theme which was prominently displayed: “Peace Through Understanding.” The memory that stands out for me was not the amusement...
Robin Mansell

Robin Mansell

Robin Mansell Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK If investment in digital networks and access to digital information is to support the sustainable development agenda, it must respect the aspirations...
Kim Martins

Kim Martins

Kim Martins Co-Director, Mind Vision We live in a post-truth world in which ‘fake news’ can disrupt development work and devalue knowledge. Social media platforms, such as Facebook, are driven by algorithms that push ‘alternative facts’ and questionable information in...
Ron McCallum

Ron McCallum

Ron McCallum Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia Access to knowledge is important for everybody, and for persons with disabilities as we are excluded. Without my supporters and accessible technology. I could never have become the first totally blind...
Chris McMullan

Chris McMullan

Chris McMullan Masters’ student, Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, University of Sussex, UK As a student of anthropology and development, I am constantly examining what knowledge means both as a process, and as a resource. By studying and...