Media

Scholarly Publications

Putin and the Media

December 2003

2006 Mexican Elections: A Challenge for Democracy

May 2006

This coming July, Mexicans will not only have the chance to democratically elect a president, but more importantly, they will have the opportunity to endorse democracy.

Yeltsin's Legacy

April 2000

Days after staring down the August 1991 coup attempt, Russian President Boris Yeltsin boasted a 90 percent approval rating at home, adorned the cover of every international weekly in the world, and...

Other Publications

Social Media, Social Movements and the Challenge of Democratic Governability

October 2014

Public Broadcasting in Ukraine: What Does it Take to Break Decades of Inertia and an Avalanche of Resistance?

July 2017

On March 25, 2014 Zurab Alasania became the newly appointed Head of NTKU (National TV Company of Ukraine) and faced the challenges of creating a public broadcasting institution.

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

Media and Economic Performance Workshop

March 5, 2004

In one and a half days of academic workshops, scholars from multiple disciplines and across the country and Europe discussed the issue of information incompleteness, and the role in this of the...

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Projects

American Public Diplomacy towards the Arab World in the Digital Age

Discourse on American public diplomacy has been traditionally focused on use of the broadcast media by the US government, such as Voice of America, to reach out to audiences in the Middle East and...
English

Political Reform Prospects in Yemen

As in much of the Arab world, 2011 was a year of social upheaval and momentous change for Yemen.
English

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

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.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Jan Rydzak Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Program, GDPi
Djurdja Padejski Communications Manager, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL