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More Internet, Less Freedom?

Posted April 18th, 2011 at 4:36 pm (UTC-4)
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The Web’s Spread Doesn’t Mean A Freer Internet This is the story of “Ammar” and his online activities in Tunisia just before the recent fall of the government of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.  It’s a tale of how social networks, and the spread of the Internet, have come to play a significant role in the […]

Facts and Rumors in Egypt

Posted January 27th, 2011 at 4:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Is Egypt Blocking  Social Media?  Or Is It Not That Simple? Friday UPDATE: Shortly before midnight local time on Thursday, Egyptian officials ordered nearly all Internet and mobile phone service shut off across the nation.  Officials at several ISPs and mobile service providers, such as Vodafone, issued statements explaining their actions by order of Egyptian […]

Are Nations Worried About the Internet?

Posted January 25th, 2011 at 3:08 pm (UTC-4)

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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Are Blogs to Blame for the Jasmine Revolution?

Posted January 20th, 2011 at 3:24 pm (UTC-4)
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The Role the Internet Did – And Didn’t – Play In Tunisia’s Turmoil Like any revolution, a host of factors can help explain the fall of long-time Tunisian ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.  Faltering economic conditions, decades of autocratic rule and media suppression and a civic culture of corruption and nepotism are but a few.  […]

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