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Twempest in a Frappuccino Pot?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 30 2010

The State Department's Jared Cohen, in a Center for American Progress photo. Read More

Breaking: Clinton Makes Vague Remarks in the General Direction of Twitter

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 17 2009

Hillary Clinton was asked by reporters today about the outreach from within her State Department to Twitter. Read More

Hillary Clinton Launches "21st Century Statecraft" Initiative by State Department

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 13 2009

When it comes to government agencies adapting to the Networked Age, the State Department is no slouch. It's had an Office of eDiplomacy since 2003; its staffers make heavy use of an internal unclassified online ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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