Monthly Archives: February 2011

Suppressed media emerge in Libya. Also, more live tweets!

Read this BBC story for an update on media emerging or returning during the fight for Libya’s freedom and follow real-time tweets from the region on Google Maps Mashup.

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Events in Libya

Read about Ghadafi’s rambling speech as he vows to fight “to the last drop of blood” and follow Al-Jazeera’s Libyan blog for a daily look at the few images coming out of Libya, where the media are highly controlled

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Arrests in Zimbabwe for watching videos

Check out this New York Times story about students, trade unionists and political activists who gathered to watch Al Jazeera and BBC news reports on the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and were arrested on suspicion of plotting to oust … Continue reading

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Internet blocked in Libya, restricted in Bahrain

As unrest spreads in the Middle East, read about internet blockage in Libya and beyond: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2274895/internet-block-isps-libya-egypt Follow Andy Carvin as he re-tweets from reliable sources in shut-off Libya and other countries in the region. Start with this NPR story.

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Attack on CBS Journalist

Read the NPR story here, note the comments and links to other stories of journalists attacked in Egypt, and follow the link that discusses why some comments on the story had to be removed. CBS News’ Lara Logan Was Attacked, … Continue reading

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Feeling information overload?

No wonder! A new study shows everyone is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day. The growth in the internet, 24-hour television and mobile phones means that we now receive five times as much information every … Continue reading

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Ghonim cites social media

For those of you following the role of social media, check out this story of  Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian activist and the head of marketing in the Middle East and North Africa for search giant Google:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/i-meet-mark-zuckerberg-personally-google-exec-tells-cnn/ The video: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/02/11/exp.ghonim.facebook.thanks.cnn?iref=videosearch What … Continue reading

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