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This is Uta Meier-Hahn's website.

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This is Uta Meier-Hahn's webpage.

From journalism to research: I left my job in online journalism in order to pursue a PhD at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. In my doctoral thesis I focus on informal regulation of internet infrastructure. I did not fully turn away from journalism though: from 2013 to 2015 I worked as academic editor at the Internet Policy Review where I contributed to establishing a hybrid form of publication at the crossroads of journalism and academia. 2016 is going to be all about finishing my thesis.

Thoughts about Internet infrastructure

Publications
The internet infrastructure’s turn to content

One of the internet’s key features is that it keeps networking functions separate from the applications and services that use these functions. However, network operators and especially internet service providers appear to be becoming more content aware. Networking is becoming more intertwined with content. This might have implications for tomorrow’s internet.

What do network operators sell to each other?

Since the commercial Internet began in 1995 network operators have explored ways to make internet interconnection work as a market. Yet, a central prerequisite of this market is still ambiguous: the object of exchange.

Survey report published: The regulatory conditions of internet interconnection

There is no central feature of the internet that has been subject to as little formal regulation as internet interconnection. However, local public regulation is starting to emerge. This report presents an initial overview about what kind of formal regulation networkers encounter in their professional practice and it provides insights into how this regulation affects internet connectivity.

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Where to meet

Dec 5, 2016: re:claim autonomy! Selbstermächtigung in der digitalen Weltordnung, #reclaim16, Berlin

Dec 6, 2016: Internet Governance Forum 2016, Presentation in workshop "The Network of Networked Things: Finding the Internet in IoT", Mexico (remote participation)

Dec 26-30, 2016: 33. Chaos Communication Congress, #33c3, Hamburg

 

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