Monthly Archives: February 2011

links for 2011-02-28

Does Facebook boost civic engagement among American youths, too? – CSMonitor.com Joe Kahne's study finds that youths who are involved with some sort of interest-based social group are more likely to encounter diverse political opinions, while those who just socialize … Continue reading

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links for 2011-02-23

Letter from China: Q. & A. with Rebecca MacKinnon: Internet in China : The New Yorker Really smart interview with RMack on internet freedom, China's approaches to internet censorship, the corporate role in the online public sphere (tags: internet censorship … Continue reading

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A world roundup

Some other stories I’m trying to follow, in addition to the news from Bahrain: There’s very little news from Libya, as protesters take to the streets, especially in the eastern city of Benghazi. Libya tightly restricts press coverage, and the … Continue reading

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Watching Bahrain through a friend’s eyes, heartbroken

Like anyone else trying to keep track of the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, the protests in Libya, Bahrain, Iran, Yemen and elsewhere, a pivotal election in Uganda, the ongoing collapse of the Ivory Coast, I’m feeling a little behind, … Continue reading

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links for 2011-02-16

Eight trends for journalism in 2011: A Nieman Lab talk in Toronto Nieman Journalism Lab Pushing to the Future of Journalism Great essay predicting the future of journalism (tags: journalism media future) On The Media: Transcript of "Online and Isolated?" … Continue reading

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A three week old reaction to Secretary Clinton’s internet freedom 2011 speech

A colleague who works in the State Department contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to offer any suggestions for what Secretary Clinton might cover in her second address on internet freedom, the address she gave … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Mubarak: Hope, Fear and Mahir Çağrı

First, Mabrook to all my Egyptian friends on their success in ousting Mubarak and to my Tunisian friends for proving that peaceful protest can lead to real change. Three brief reflections on what comes next: – While there’s been extensive … Continue reading

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links for 2011-02-11

On The Media: Transcript of "Tweeting from Egypt's Tahrir Square" (February 4, 2011) Great Mona Seif interview on the organization of Egyptian protests and the digital media center she and other protesters operated to publicize and organize (tags: egypt protest … Continue reading

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links for 2011-02-10

BACKWARD GLANCES | More Intelligent Life Henry Tricks, Tokyo bureau chief for The Economist, wonders whether Japan is entering another period of isolation from the world – a meditation on the Edo period and Japan's history of connection and disconnection … Continue reading

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Tunisia, Egypt, Gabon? Our responsibility to witness

2011 has been a remarkable year for rapid political change. Spurred on by Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate self-immolation, protests in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid spread throughout the nation and ultimately accomplished the unthinkable: they forced the end of … Continue reading

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