Tag: freedom

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

Burma has in recent weeks been one of the top world news stories. The country’s November 7 general election was followed less than a week later by the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s best-known political dissidents, whose appearance at her front gate on Saturday, November 13, was carried on news […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This episode of 5Across is brought to you by the Knight News Challenge, a 5-year, $25 million contest to spur innovation in news. If you’d like to apply to win a grant of up to $5 million for an open source project, apply here by October 15. Good luck! There is a common thread in […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Malaysia ranked No. 132 out of 173 countries on last year’s edition of Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, which means it’s already a hostile place for reporters. Thanks to recent initiatives aimed at controlling the flow of online information, the country appears ready to tighten its grip on the Internet, too. But bloggers […] more »