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Essential Guide to Understanding Information Disorder

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Mozilla’s 2019 Internet Health Report

Mozilla's third annual examination of the internet, its impact on society and how it influences our everyday lives. Growing movements to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of the eight big tech companies were cited as the most positive developments for a healthier internet, while pervasive AI bias, biometrics abuse, and increased government censorship are named the most disturbing trends according to 2019 Internet Health Report.

The Future is Now

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, is the first Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

Future Ways of Living Charrette Report

This is the first report of the Media Ethics Lab Charrette series, aiming to serve as the springboard for a larger media ethics dialogue. Published in partnership with George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries, this is equally a summary of the charrette findings as it is a blueprint for future discussion and innovation in the field.

OECD Principles on AI

The OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence promote artificial intelligence (AI) that is innovative and trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values. They were adopted in May 2019 by OECD member countries when they approved the OECD Council Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence.

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

On 8 April 2019, the High-Level Expert Group on AI presented Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. This followed the publication of the guidelines' first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation.

Contract for the Web

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda

The Government of Canada has released its national strategy 'Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda', outlining the Government’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The strategy proposes 30 concrete federal actions to advance the SDGs in Canada.

SDG Digital Inclusion Framework

This framework provides commentary and recommendations on how digital inclusion and digital equity initiatives can allign to and help accelerate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Digital Literacy in a Digital Age

This is the first discussion paper of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship research series aiming to help policymakers and other stakeholders understand the growing need for digital literacy in Canada’s workforce. It sets out our initial thinking on the need for digital knowledge and skills, what digital literacy comprises, and a framework for understanding digital skills.

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