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What Really Matters - S.C. Radio Ad

BY | Friday, January 25 2008

John Edwards' new radio ad airing in South Carolina. Announcer: The middle class is being squeezed. An economic crisis looms. Our nation is at war. And too many Americans have no health care. And what do we get from two ... Read More

Republican Jewish Coalition

BY | Thursday, January 24 2008

To view this email as a web page, go to the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser's address window. ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - Dear Rural America (Ad Contest Winner)

BY | Thursday, January 24 2008

This ad is the grand prize winner of John Edwards' "My Vote, My Voice" ad contest. It's an entry entitled "Dear Rural America" created by brothers Neil and Drew Schimmenti of San Jose, California. The Schimmenti ... Read More

Fred08.com: An Outside Insider's View

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, January 24 2008

I have been silent for some time due to my involvement with the Thompson campaign. With that campaign having ended, I would like to share my thoughts on what went right with the online effort despite many people focusing ... Read More

Edwards Statement On The Economic Stimulus Package Before Congress

BY | Thursday, January 24 2008

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Today, Senator John Edwards released the following statement on the economic stimulus package before Congress: Read More

LeftvsRight.com: Political Search Meets Political Theater

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, January 24 2008

Microsofts's new LeftvsRight.com combines political search and political humor in a fascinating choose-your-own-adventure format, but does it offer more than clever "hosts" and good repartee? Read More

Daily Digest: Senators, Get Thee to DC!

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, January 24 2008

As Congress considers again a new FISA update, bloggers urge Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to head back to Washington for the vote; a CREDO campaign to get voters to email Obama and Clinton about the vote allegedly ... Read More

Daily Digest: Senators, Get Thee to DC!

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, January 24 2008

As Congress considers again a new FISA update, bloggers urge Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to head back to Washington for the vote; a CREDO campaign to get voters to email Obama and Clinton about the vote allegedly ... Read More

Three Ways to Rev Up the Web Campaigns

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 24 2008

It's not too late for the campaigns to take some bold steps, using the web, to get new infusions of money, volunteers and votes. Here's how... Read More

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: New Film Starring South Carolina's Native Son John Edwards

BY | Thursday, January 24 2008

In upcoming attraction, John Edwards rescues a nation hijacked by special interests and delivers it back to the hands of the people Read More

Transparency and Public Shaming: Pakistan Tackles Tax Evasion

In Pakistan, where only one in 200 citizens files their income tax return, authorities published a directory of taxpayers' details for the first time. Officials explained the decision as an attempt to shame defaulters into paying up.

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Facebook Seeks Approval as Financial Service in Ireland. Is the Developing World Next?

On April 13 the Financial Times reported that Facebook is only weeks away from being approved as a financial service in Ireland. Is this foray into e-money motivated by Facebook's desire to conquer the developing world before other corporate Internet giants do? Maybe.

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The Rise and Fall of Iran's “Blogestan”

The robust community of Iranian bloggers—sometimes nicknamed “Blogestan”—has shrunk since its heyday between 2002 – 2010. “Whither Blogestan,” a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania's Iran Media Program sought to find out how and why. The researchers performed a web crawling analysis of Blogestan, survey 165 Persian blog users, and conducted 20 interviews with influential bloggers in the Persian community. They found multiple causes of the decline in blogging, including increased social media use and interference from authorities.

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Weekly Readings: What the Govt Wants to Know

A roundup of interesting reads and stories from around the web. GO

Russia to Treat Bloggers Like Mass Media Because "the F*cking Journalists Won't Stop Writing"

The worldwide debate over who is and who isn't a journalist has raged since digital media made it much easier for citizen journalists and other “amateurs” to compete with the big guys. In the United States, journalists are entitled to certain protections under the law, such as the right to confidential sources. As such, many argue that blogging should qualify as journalism because independent writers deserve the same legal protections as corporate employees. In Russia, however, earning a place equal to mass media means additional regulations and obligations, which some say will lead to the repression of free speech.

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Politics for People: Demanding Transparent and Ethical Lobbying in the EU

Today the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) launched a campaign called Politics for People that asks candidates for the European Parliament to pledge to stand up to secretive industry lobbyists and to advocate for transparency. The Politics for People website connects voters with information about their MEP candidates and encourages them to reach out on Facebook, Twitter or by email to ask them to sign the pledge.

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Security Agencies Given Full Access to Telecom Data Even Though "All Lebanese Can Not Be Suspects"

In late March, Lebanese government ministers granted security agencies unrestricted access to telecommunications data in spite of some ministers objections that it violates privacy rights. Global Voices reports that the policy violates Lebanon's existing surveillance and privacy law, Law 140, but has gotten little coverage from the country's mainstream media.

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