Monthly Archives: September 2004

How blogs selectively amplify the New York Times

As regular readers of my blog know, I’m interested in trying to paint a statistical picture of media coverage of the developing world. Last year, I found some pretty good evidence that the majority of media sources I was examining … Continue reading

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Powell declares genocide has been committed in Sudan

Colin Powell: “We concluded that genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed bear responsibility and genocide may still be occurring.” Update: Jim Moore has more info and a long excerpt from Powell’s … Continue reading

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Jim Fruchterman’s Talk at Berkman

One of the great benefits of being a fellow at the Berkman Center is the chance to participate in our Tuesday lunches. Fun folks from the worlds of law, development or the Internet are waylaid while passing through the greater … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Dictators

I’m sorry I missed this story when it first came out, and grateful that someone on Metafilter blogged it: David Wallechinsky, a contributing editor for Parade Magazine, produces an annual list of the world’s worst dictators, in consultation with Amnesty … Continue reading

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Global competitions

I’ve blogged recently about projects like TalkToUS that try to bring voices from around the world into the conversation around the upcoming US elections. Betavote takes a much blunter approach to the issue – they let anyone on the Internet … Continue reading

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