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First POST: Hearing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 27 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What Dianne Feinstein doesn't understand about metadata and surveillance; ActBlue's new one-click fundraising tool; Josh Marshall's college days with Ted Cruz; and much, much more. Read More

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How To Report From Censored Environments

BY Jessica McKenzie | Monday, June 24 2013

Iran ranked just below China on the Press Freedom Index this year at spot 174 (of 179), only slightly better than Somalia, Syria and North Korea. Considering the restraints on local journalists and the red tape being put up for foreign reporters covering the presidential election, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) published advice for reporting on censored elections. Turns out the article contains sound advice for any journalist or even traveler venturing into censored environments.

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Needed: Better Tools and Data for Understanding Social Media's Role in #IranElection

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 9 2009

I just finished a very interesting PdF Network call with Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org, talking about the role of social media in the aftermath of the Iranian election, and Jim Gilliam of WhiteHouse2 and act.ly ... Read More