Stories from Abroad

Since 2010, the Benton Foundation and the New America Foundation have partnered to highlight telecommunications debates from countries outside the U.S.

Public Investment in Broadband Infrastructure: Lessons from the US and Abroad

This paper reviews experiences with subsidizing telecommunications services, and broadband in particular, in the United States and around the world.

Homeland Security official: Russian government actors tried to hack election systems in 21 states

People connected to the Russian government tried to hack election-related computer systems in 21 states, a Department of Homeland Security official testified June 21.

ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the creation of the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. The program establishes two Indigenous Ambassadors, to be selected from underrepresented indigenous communities.

21st Century Fox Faces a Showdown with British Regulators

Rupert Murdoch’s legacy as a media mogul will be tested on June 20 when British regulators report to the government whether 21st Century Fox should be allowed to buy the rest of Sky, the British satellite giant.

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

Mexico’s most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by advanced spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and terrorists.

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Activists and Their Families

Mexico’s most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by advanced spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and terrorists.

Britain’s broadband capital considers cutting off phone lines

The small city of Hull in northern England is planning to be one of the first places in Europe to consign its telephone lines to history.

Chairman Pai Honored by Zee TV

Ajit Pai, the first Indian American to chair the Federal Communications Commission, will receive the Zee Entertainment National Leadership Award. That is coming at a Capitol Hill reception July 13.

Making Google the Censor

[Commentary] Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fortunes may be waning in Britain, but her push to make internet companies police their users’ speech is alive and well.

How Russian Propaganda Spread From a Parody Website to Fox News

Born in the shadowy reaches of the internet, most fake news stories prove impossible to trace to their origin.