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The Internet, Ignored No More: Morozov's Case Against "Freedom.gov"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 3 2011

Thankfully, Foreign Policy's Evgeny Morozov, a frequent critic of the U.S. State Department's push to advocate in favor of "Internet freedom" around the planet, has boiled down his objections into a concise ... Read More

After Wikileaks: The Promise of Internet Freedom, For Real

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 5 2010

The conflict between Wikileaks and the U.S. Government reminds me of something we've been experiencing for some years now in the private sector of corporate activity and social enterprises. Lots of hierarchical, ... Read More

Wikileaks Cables: U.S. Official Was Frustrated About German Data Security Concerns

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 30 2010

Irony, defined: Among the secret U.S. State Department cables released by Wikileaks on Sunday are some in which American officials complain about German concerns over the U.S.'s privacy and data security practices. "The ... Read More

Digital Diplomacy Isn't a Choice

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 4 2010

NDN's Sam duPont argues in Foreign Policy that "digital diplomacy" is really just a pragmatic approach to engaging in the world that as it is: Read More

Clinton's Advice to Israel for Making It in the New Media Age

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 22 2010

Politico's Ben Smith picks up on an intriguing and seemingly ad-libbed passage in Secretary Clinton's speech to AIPAC this morning. It has to do with the futility of attempting to exert hard control Israel's image in the ... Read More

Clinton: The U.S. Sides with a Networked World

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 22 2010

When the crowd gathered yesterday morning in Washington's Newseum to hear Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's big speech on the topic "Internet freedom" included Republican Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, ... Read More

Contest Calls for Tweet-Length Odes to Democracy

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 11 2010

The more cynical amongst us might have looked at Hillary Clinton's rush to embrace "21st Century Statecraft" when she landed in the Secretary of State seat as a chance to make up for all that wasn't done online ... Read More

Ethics and Believability in Politics: On Sifry's Theory of an 'Obama Disconnect'

BY Peter Daou | Tuesday, January 5 2010

Cross-posted at Huffington Post Micah Sifry has written a widely discussed essay about the denuded Obama grassroots movement, touching on a broad range of issues, from the campaign team's exertion of top-down control to ... Read More

What a Clinton-ified State.gov looks like

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 17 2009

"Smart power meets smart design." How's that for killing two messaging birds with one stone? Read More

Civil Society, Text by Text

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 4 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in conjunction with the office of special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, is about five days into an experiment mobile phones to build civil society in ... Read More