Jeanette Hofmann, a professor of Internet politics at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität, explores governance on the Internet.
Free access to information, no censorship of opinions, and the possibility of communicating across national borders and working together to develop ideas to promote progress and prosperity – those were the reasons the World Wide Web was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Eight years later, fake news, filter bubbles, abusive postings, and data misuse are the main subjects of conversation about “the Net.”
The Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing unit at Freie Universität has been studying the Red Planet for 14 years.
Dark chasms where dunes of black sand have accumulated weave between ice-capped hills. The Mars Express space probe takes us along on a flight above the ice cap at the Martian north pole and through canyons and valleys, past craters and across barren landscapes – volcanoes, sand dunes, and ice fields.
Conclusion of investigation of deaths on the border between East and West Germany
According to a new study by Freie Universität Berlin, a total of 327 men, women, and children from East and West Germany alike fell victim to the East German border regime on the border between East and West Germany. Those killed ranged in age from six months to 81 years, as a team from the university’s research alliance Forschungsverbund SED-Staat discovered after nearly five years of research. Professor Klaus Schroeder, the head of the project, and Dr. Jochen Staadt presented the results on Wednesday. They were joined by German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters and by representatives of the three German states involved. The event took place at the Berlin Wall Memorial.