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Special Report: Global Politics Shaken By Social Media (Video)

Beppe Grillo

Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo drew the largest vote for a single party in Italy’s election last month – despite shunning traditional campaign platforms such as TV, in favor of using social media like Facebook to spread his message. Analysts say

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Posted in Special Report, World News

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Digital Nightmare

While the sensible thing would be for me to go to bed, a rather creepy dream still lingers in my head. So before I close my eyes and call it a night, I’ll bring my digital delusion to light. It

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

Media Censorship: Media Freedom Worsens in China

Tightened press controls followed official concerns about ‘Jasmine’ uprisings. China has fallen once again in world press freedom rankings, following a year marked by crackdowns around the world, the Paris-based press monitor Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in an annual

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Media Censorship

Censorship: 2011 in Review – Internet Freedom in the Wake of the Arab Spring

| By Jillian C. York | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Censorship in America: ‘Word on Street’ Impacted Language in 2011

Global grassroots movements coin new words, phrases. Occupy Wall Street protesters at Three World Financial Center in New York. While 2011 is over, some of the words that came to define the past year are still very much with us,

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Government Control, Political Censorship

Human Rights: Arab Spring Gets Mixed Results in Advancing Human Rights

While the so-called Arab Spring, which continues to this day, has had mixed results in advancing human rights, activists around the world say they have been inspired by the movement to fight for change in their own countries. Some are

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Arab Activists: Little in Common Between #OccupyWallStreet, #ArabSpring

Many Arab activists say comparing the Occupy Wall Street movement in America to the uprisings of the Arab Spring denigrates their cause. Written by Cecily Hilleary Lately, the mainstream media is making parallel comparisons between the United States’ Occupy Wall

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Posted in Human Rights

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