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Fast and too furious?

In the weeks following the tragic Boston bombings, the American public has had time to reflect on the mainstream media’s coverage of the crisis. Several news outlets have been criticized for their inaccurate reporting of critical details. Lucy Dalglish, Dean of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland argues that because in [...]


The tweeter who loved me

Joshua Foust makes the case for unrestricted access to social media tools in the wake of a recent Twitter tempest involving an apocryphal (and alluring) persona.


Digital tools to track the aftermath of Japan’s tsunami

Google and the crisis-mapping service Ushahidi have launched new platforms that enable users to track information about the tsunami online.


Evgeny Morozov on the era of cyber-pragmatism

The Internet helped mobilize the protests in the Middle East — but it also routinely helps authoritarian governments quash dissent, says Evgeny Morozov.


The view from Saudi Arabia

Diplomats say that Mubarak has been offered a place in Saudi Arabia, but the former Egyptian president plans to die on Egyptian soil, says NPR’s Deborah Amos.


Could our government shut down the Internet?

Egyptians are back online. But the five days they spent cut off from the outside world have left many wondering if the same thing could ever happen here.


When can cops gain access to my personal info on Facebook?

The rules aren’t always clear, and you might not know when it happens, writes G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Owner of Tunisian TV station released from jail after arrest sparks free speech concerns

The move seemed to violate the interim government’s pledge to protect freedom of expression.


Pakistan’s paradox

Islam stresses tolerance, but many Pakistanis celebrated the murder of a man who stressed it too, writes a Pakistani journalist.

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