Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Deeper Dialogue on the Media’s Role in “The Twitter Revolutions”

by Declan Fahy The Arab Spring has been frequently framed as a narrative about the democratic potential of social media — its dramatic events sometimes explicitly called the Twitter Revolutions or the Facebook Revolutions (just flick the terms into Google). … Continue reading

Posted in "Nawaat", Arab Spring, Blogs, Egypt, Facebook, Internet, Journalism, Media, Middle East, Social Media, Tunisia, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mexico: Journalists & the Drug War

by Rick Rockwell Later this month, this author marks a rather sad anniversary:  15 years of writing about media repression in Latin America.  That first article was a piece for The Chicago Tribune about a Mexican journalist who was granted … Continue reading

Posted in Censorship, Committee to Protect Journalists, Drug War, Free Speech, Honduras, Inter-American Press Association, Iraq, Journalism, Knight Foundation, Latin America, Media Repression, Mexico, Newspapers, Peru, Reporters Without Borders, Social Media, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Third Star: The Film that Stunned Me into Silence

by Becky Mezzanotte I am obsessed with film. Honestly, if I could do nothing but watch movies, work on films and write blog entries about film, I would be one very happy individual. My recent fascination with British film and … Continue reading

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Gamu Nhengu: Asylum-Seeking Television Contestant Wins Her Fight

by Jeff Hutter Gamu Nhengu is a 19-year-old Zimbabwean-born Scottish resident who captivated millions in the U.K. a year ago when she appeared on the British version of the television program, The X Factor. After just her first audition, Facebook … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Effective Disaster Management Role in Thailand’s Floods

by Swati Singh The government of Thailand should learn a lesson from how social media were used by its citizens during this year’s floods to provide accurate information and connect with the rest of the world.

Posted in Disaster Coverage, Facebook, Google, Google Crisis Project, Google Docs, Media, Newspapers, Social Media, Thailand, Tumblr, Twitter, Videos, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments