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by Trevor Timm

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece from MediaShift contributor Trevor Timm. Early Tuesday, Twitter finally apologized to journalist Guy Adams — Los Angeles bureau chief for the Independent and an outspoken critic of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics — for suspending his account under flimsy and suspicious circumstances. Click to read our whole [...] more »

by Alex Ragir

Just before the Syrian revolution became increasingly violent eight months ago, Hussein worked for his family’s real estate company showing apartments around the city of Quasir. That all ended when frequent bombings and gunfire between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Syrian rebels turned the country into one of the most dangerous places in the world. [...] more »

by Jillian C. York

When prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested during a protest in 2006, his friends and fellow bloggers from all over the world sprung into action, launching a multifaceted campaign to free the activist. The campaign’s success was inspiring, and the techniques used would serve as a blueprint for future efforts. As bloggers [...] more »