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Hope Will Not Be Televised: Obama YouTube vs. Clinton Clash

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, January 23 2008

They won't tell you on TV, but people are watching Obama's new speech. Disintermediation is alive on YouTube. Read More

Hope Will Not Be Televised: Obama YouTube vs. Clinton Clash

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 22 2008

They won't tell you on TV, but people are watching Obama's new speech. Disintermediation is alive on YouTube. Read More

My Endorsement

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Richardson for President, Inc, ________________________ Dear Friend, These last couple of weeks have been blessedly peaceful. After living inside the tornado of a presidential campaign for 11 months, it has been so good ... Read More

New Tv Spot Highlights Why John Edwards Is The Best Candidate To Fight For Change

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Edwards campaign begins airing new television spot in South Carolina that draws contrasts between Edwards and his competitors Columbia, South Carolina – Today, the John Edwards for President campaign began airing ... Read More

Daily Digest: Huckabee Is An Ewok?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Jeff Jarvis rounds up the many, many ways to chop, splice, and parse online data about the elections; General JC Christian produces a Second Life parody site devoted to Mike Huckabee; Al Qaeda asks its members to submit ... Read More

Daily Digest: Huckabee Is An Ewok?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Jeff Jarvis rounds up the many, many ways to chop, splice, and parse online data about the elections; General JC Christian produces a Second Life parody site devoted to Mike Huckabee; Al Qaeda asks its members to submit ... Read More

Edwards Statement On The 35th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – John Edwards released the following statement on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. "Roe v. Wade was an important step on the road to full equality, opportunity and dignity for ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - Trial Lawyers and Corporate Lobbyists?

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

John Edwards responds to Hillary Clinton's assertion that corporate lobbyists and trial lawyers are identical groups. Read More

Edwards Outlines Economic Plan To Put Needed Money In The Hands Of Hard-Working South Carolinians And All Americans

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Because of his Commitment to Fighting for the Middle Class and his Bold Ideas to Strengthen the Economy, South Carolina Communications Workers of America Endorse Edwards Columbia, South Carolina – On a conference ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - "What Happened" Ad

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

The John Edwards campaign began airing a new 30-second television spot in South Carolina to highlight how Senator Edwards is the only Democratic presidential candidate who will stand up to the drug companies and ... 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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