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Bridgeblogger and Xenophile, a tale of two bloggers

Erik Hersman and I look a bit alike. We’re both beefy, balding white dudes who spend a lot of our time thinking and talking about Africa. We hang out at many of the same development and technology conferences. He’s someone … Continue reading

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MSM love for the bridgebloggers

Two excellent articles in major American newspapers recognize the importance of bloggers and online authors in building bridges between people in different countries. If you want to understand what’s going on in other parts of the world, it helps to … Continue reading

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Bridgeblogging Chinese anger over perceived media bias

It’s always encouraging when voices from around the world share your opinions. I’m buoyed by posts on Voices Without Votes that show international support for my presidential candidate of choice, and I’ve been thrilled to see Obama’s brilliant speech on … Continue reading

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Talking Bridgeblogs at the Center for Global Development

I gave a talk yesterday at the Center for Global Development. If I were the sort of person to have favorite thinktanks, they’d top my list. CGD’s president, Nancy Birdsall, has a gift for talking about complex issues in development … Continue reading

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Different regions, different bridgebloggers

As Rebecca and I work to flesh out the Global Voices catalog, we’re finding different kinds of bridgebloggers in different nations. In countries where there’s a well established blogosphere – like Kenya or Bahrain – we’re finding a wide range … Continue reading

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President Bush, “Hotel Rwanda”, bridgeblogs and terrorism

President Bush, famously not a big newspaper reader, is evidently not much of a film buff either. In today’s “White House Letter” in the New York Times, Elisabeth Bumiller reports that the president has seen only three films so far … Continue reading

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President Bush, “Hotel Rwanda”, bridgeblogs and terrorism

President Bush, famously not a big newspaper reader, is evidently not much of a film buff either. In today’s “White House Letter” in the New York Times, Elisabeth Bumiller reports that the president has seen only three films so far … Continue reading

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An American geek, a Saudi bridgeblogger and an Egyptian reporter walk into a coffee shop…

When I was in Cairo in early December, I asked almost everyone I met with what they knew about blogs. A human rights activist I was meeting with suggested I get in touch with Amina Khairy, a reporter for Al-Hayat’s … Continue reading

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Ethan Zuckerman

Hi! Thanks for visiting. My name is Ethan Zuckerman. I direct the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and teach at MIT’s Media Lab and MIT’s Comparative media Studies and Writing program, where I am associate professor of the practice. … Continue reading

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Background on Dickey’s “The Blogfather and the Spy”

Christopher Dickey posted an interesting, though somewhat odd, story on Newsweek’s web site yesterday. Odd, because there’s nothing in the story that’s new since he began repsearching the story in late August. My guess is that the story hasn’t run … Continue reading

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