Category Archives: Facebook

Overrating Privacy

by Echo Xie In the discussion of technology and social media, one thing always pops up: privacy. With every step we take to make our communication with each other easier and more seamless, there are always people standing on the … Continue reading

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Syria’s SNN: An Alternative Voice

by Gabby LaVerghetta One of the major sources of the violent images and videos coming out of Syria has been SNN. No, that’s not a typo. SNN stands for the Shaam News Network, a Damascus-based media aggregator of citizen journalism … Continue reading

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The Internet & the Right to be Forgotten

by Gabby LaVerghetta Can a person be completely forgotten online? According to the European Commission (E.C.), not only is the answer yes, but there should be a right to guarantee it. Earlier this year, the E.C. announced a reform of … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2012: Debating Rather than Singing in Azerbaijan

by Gabby LaVerghetta Eurovision is still more than a month away, but the international song contest is already receiving plenty of press — about the press.  The issue at hand is whether the contest should play a role in freedom … Continue reading

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Leveraging Guilt: The Kony 2012 Campaign & the Militarization of Africa

by Dan Gordon* Special to Sutradhar’s Market In 1877, the British Empire was at the height of its glory, the Spanish Empire would soon collapse, and a young Oxford student named Cecil Rhodes was writhing in the dirt, gripped by … Continue reading

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