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Media

News

How Web 2.0 drives political change in the Arab world and beyond

March 2011

On February 24, the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted a conference entitled Blogs and Bullets: Social Media and the...

Matt Halprin and Stephen King on using technology to catalyze large-scale social change

October 2009

Matt Halprin is a Partner leading Omidyar Network's Media and Stephen King is the Director of Investments and is based in London.

Ethan Zuckerman on blogs and twitter enabling global attention for 'citizen media'

January 2010

Global Voices was inspired by an incident in 2004, when a friend reading an uninspiring New York Times article about Cameroon's elections posed the question: is there anyone in Cameroon blogging...

Events

Authoritarian Governments in Cyberspace

October 8, 2009

In the context of authoritarian states the internet has always been viewed as an unambiguous force for good, allowing citizens of such states to mobilise around particular political and social...

Using Technology to Catalyze Large-scale Social Change

October 29, 2009

AbstractSince 2004, Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar, has been investing in market-based efforts with the potential for large-scale, catalytic...

The Impact of Technology Access on Protest Frequency in Authoritarian Regimes

November 20, 2009

Patrick Meier will be presenting the preliminary results of his dissertation research that draws on a nested analysis approach.

Multimedia

ICTs and Democratization: What Works & Why?

November 2014

AbstractIn this seminar Mr. Price discusses findings from his recent report “Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study”.

The New Relationship Between Community and Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn this talk Davis focuses on how community-focused nonprofit newsrooms and data providers are reinventing the business model of journalism while focusing on the communities INN serves.

Managing Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn her talk, Aitamurto focuses on the idea that large crowds of people can be more knowledgeable than a single expert.