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The Revolution Will Be Televised – and Tweeted

Posted February 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Who Got The News First…And Who Got It Right? UPDATE 11:05am ET: Today’s announcement from Vice President Omar Suleiman Friday that Hosni Mubarak was stepping down from the Presidency was transmitted instantaneously via the ‘old’ and ‘new’.  TV news channels over the world carried the announcement from Egyptian State TV live, and the Internet lit […]

Are Nations Worried About the Internet?

Posted January 25th, 2011 at 3:08 pm (UTC-4)
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New Signals that Governments Might Crack Down on the Web Swiftly moving events in Tunisia continue to challenge headlines’ ability to keep up.   And now come signs that what’s happening there may be presenting challenges in the minds of leaders of neighboring states, and elsewhere as well. At the recent Arab Economic Summit held […]

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Blogs As Journalism In Iran

Posted April 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Iran is home to one of the most vibrant and active blogging cultures in all the Islamic world.  This in a nation whose government has an ambivalent relationship with bloggers – at best. VOA’s Doug Bernard has this look at how the Internet is changing the way Iranians learn about the world – and how […]

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