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Private Issues; Public Debate

Posted June 11th, 2010 at 5:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The Senate Judiciary Committee June 28th starts hearings on whether to confirm Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to the nation’s highest court. Nominees are typically grilled on traditional issues such as abortion and gun ownership rights. But a new issue is likely to arise this time: privacy in the digital world.  VOA’s Doug Bernard spoke […]

Russian Bloggers Go Where Traditional Media Won’t

Posted June 10th, 2010 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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The Russian Internet community is widely discussing a recent encounter between one of Russia’s best known rock musicians, Yuri Shevchuk, and the country’s powerful prime minister, Vladimir Putin. During a meeting in St. Petersburg, the singer confronted the politician with bold questions about the future of democracy in Russia. Russian rock star Yuri Shevchuk was […]

Is China’s Cyber-Censorhip a Model for Others?

Posted June 8th, 2010 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)
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China has announced its Internet policy, releasing an official “white paper,” which both hails the space the Web creates for citizen voices and reaffirms Beijing’s commitment to the “Great Firewall” of censorship. VOA’s Kate Woodsome spoke with Geordie Guy, the vice-chair of the Internet freedom group Electronic Frontiers Australia, about how other governments are taking […]

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The Internet, mobile phones, tablet computers and other digital devices are transforming our lives in fundamental and often unpredictable ways. “Digital Frontiers” investigates how real world concepts like privacy, identity, security and freedom are evolving in the virtual world.

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