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YouTube: Michigan Primary Night

BY | Wednesday, January 16 2008

Video from Lexington, SC Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee president 2008 Added: January 15, 2008 Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - Winner of Nevada debate

BY | Wednesday, January 16 2008

A focus group conducted by Frank Luntz for Fox News Channel picks John Edwards as the winner of the Democratic candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nev. on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Read More

YouTube: Gov. Beasley From Lexington

BY | Wednesday, January 16 2008

Gov. Beasley of SC reports in from Lexington, SC on the night of the Michigan primary. Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee president 2008 Added: January 15, 2008 Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - MSNBC Debate - On Clean Energy

BY | Tuesday, January 15 2008

John Edwards speaks about clean energy during the Democratic candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nev. on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - MSNBC Debate - America's Veterans

BY | Tuesday, January 15 2008

John Edwards discusses America's sacred contract with veterans during the Democratic Candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nev. on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Read More

YouTube: Candid Video from Rock Hill

BY | Tuesday, January 15 2008

Video of the event from Rock Hil,SC Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee president 2008 Added: January 15, 2008 Read More

Searching for Onffline Support

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 15 2008

As more candidates (ok, Barack Obama) make the transition from online activism and organizing to offline support, I’ve realized that I have no word to describe the convergence of political action on the web and in ... Read More

The Democratic Race: Obama Dominating Online Organizing of Offline Events

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 15 2008

Time for another periodic look at grassroots activity being generated by the top Democratic campaigns, which give their supporters online tools to organize and advertise local house parties, fundraisers, phone-banking ... Read More

Campaign Weekly Update - January 14th, 2008

BY | Tuesday, January 15 2008

Campaign Weekly Update - January 14th, 2008 This week's features: * A call for a recount in NH * Legal challenges to the decisions by ABC and NBC to silence Dennis's voice * Building support and winning votes in ... Read More

Nevada: A Dead Heat

BY | Tuesday, January 15 2008

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A MESSAGE FROM JOHN EDWARDS '08 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dear Friend, The press may be trying to spin ... 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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In Google Hangout, NYC Mayor de Blasio Talks Tech and Outer Borough Potential

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio followed the lead of President Obama and New York City Council member Ben Kallos Friday by participating in a Google Hangout to help mark his first 100 days in office, in which the conversation focused on expanding access to technology opportunities through education and ensuring that the needs of the so-called "outer boroughs" aren't overlooked. GO

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