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Namibia Moves To Close Digital Divide - Bernama

Namibia Moves To Close Digital Divide Bernama WINDHOEK, Dec 10 (BERNAMA-NNN-NAMPA) -- Namibian Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob has launched the 'Citizen Connect' pilot project aimed at bridging the digital divide in Namibian society.
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Global Voices · About

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Global Voices is a community of more than 700 authors and 600 translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international...
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Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media

Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Reclaiming Public Space/Surveillance and Control | MIT Center for Civic Media http://t.co/EDm9W9QZTg via @civicMIT
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Ethan Zuckerman on the Power of Civic Media » East-West Center Media Conference: Yangon 2014

Ethan Zuckerman on the Power of Civic Media » East-West Center Media Conference: Yangon 2014 | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
@EthanZ on the Power of Civic Media #Yangon #Myanmar http://t.co/ZI9tF3nXOm
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From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco’s Walls · Global Voices

From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco’s Walls · Global Voices | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline. ([Media] From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls: A central wall in Cusco has become the ep...
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MIT faulted over its support for students - Boston Globe

MIT faulted over its support for students - Boston Globe | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
MIT faulted over its support for students Boston Globe “Students are being threatened with legal action for doing exactly what we encourage them to do: explore and create innovative new technologies,” wrote Hal Abelson, a computer science...
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Aaron Swartz: a beautiful mind - Stuff.co.nz

Aaron Swartz: a beautiful mind - Stuff.co.nz | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Aaron Swartz: a beautiful mind Stuff.co.nz After that, he co-designed Strongbox, by which sources could anonymously drop documents to The New York Times without fear of disclosure, then SecureDrop, which allowed whistleblowers to...
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Citizens as Civic Innovators

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Citizens have become central players in bringing innovation to government. John Kamensky of the IBM Center writes about a new study exploring how citizens can become co-creators of government solutions, and how government can spur greater innovation.
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The Personal is Political on Social Media: Online Civic Expression Patterns and Pathways Among Civically Engaged Youth | Weinstein | International Journal of Communication

The Personal is Political on Social Media: Online Civic Expression Patterns and Pathways Among Civically Engaged Youth | Weinstein | International Journal of Communication | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The Personal is Political on Social Media: Online Civic Expression Patterns and Pathways Among Civically Engaged Youth (The Personal is Political on Social Media: Online Civic Expression Patterns & Pathways Among Civically Engaged Youth
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Reflections on the First Hackathon at the White House | MIT Center for Civic Media

Reflections on the First Hackathon at the White House | MIT Center for Civic Media | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Reflections on the First Hackathon at the White House | MIT Center for Civic Media http://t.co/ofWyHo3JbB via @instapaper
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Narrowing the Digital Divide in the Navajo Nation - Native News Online

Narrowing the Digital Divide in the Navajo Nation - Native News Online | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Tweet Editor’s Note: The White House posted the following U.S. Department of Commerce blog on its blog this afternoon. The blog is written about progress being made on the Navajo Nation on its increase in broadband coverage.
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Our Marathon | About the Our Marathon Archive

Our Marathon | About the Our Marathon Archive | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
“Our Marathon” is a crowd-sourced archive of pictures, videos, stories, and even social media related to the Boston Marathon; the bombing on April 15, 2013; the subsequent search, capture, and trial of the individuals who planted the bombs; and the...
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This is an intersting project coming out of Northeastern University with Professor david Lazar and his team at NULab

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The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Does the law have mercy for computer hackers with a cause? That was a recurring question in 2013 as several so-called hacktivists, facing years in prison, pleaded for leniency, claiming they had broken into computer networks for the public good.
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Bangalore Waste-Pickers Establish Radio Show - The Epoch Times

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A waste-picker community in Bangalore, India, has taken a step out of social alienation and voicelessness to produce a radio show.
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U.S. Says It Built Digital Programs Abroad With an Eye to Politics

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The United States built Twitter-like programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but like a similar program in Cuba, they were shut down for lack of money, officials said. (Divide and conquer. U.S.
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Harvard's Looking for a 'Wikipedian in Residence'

Harvard's Looking for a 'Wikipedian in Residence' | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
The school's Houghton Library is seeking someone to help make its collections as accessible as possible.
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Janet Mock shares keynote on activism - Macalester College The Mac Weekly

Janet Mock shares keynote on activism - Macalester College The Mac Weekly | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Janet Mock shares keynote on activism Macalester College The Mac Weekly Among some of her recent accomplishments are the Twitter movement #GirlsLikeUs, advising the {young}ist, a youth-powered media site, and serving as a board member for the Arcus...
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Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral

Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
From the “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in the United States, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, the recent years have witnessed a proliferation of protests which, while...
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Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries - Latin Post

Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries - Latin Post | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Latin Post Digital Divide: FCC Doubles Funding For Internet in Public Schools, Libraries Latin Post Providing improved internet speed and access in public libraries and schools is essential for low-income Latinos who are still on the other side of...
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Hackathon for Cuba draws online activists to Miami - Al Jazeera America

Hackathon for Cuba draws online activists to Miami - Al Jazeera America | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera America Hackathon for Cuba draws online activists to Miami Al Jazeera America “In Tunisia, in Egypt, the people were communicating through SMS (texting), through social media and the digital activism kept them organized and that's what...
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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.
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Snowden: My Life Is In Danger - TIME

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Snowden: My Life Is In Danger TIME Actually, poisoning [usually via radioactive material] is more of a Russian speciality. Ruleoflaw10 5pts ...
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Five key questions – and answers – about how our social horizons may shrink ... - Washington Post (blog)

Five key questions – and answers – about how our social horizons may shrink ... - Washington Post (blog) | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Five key questions – and answers – about how our social horizons may shrink ... Washington Post (blog) Ethan Zuckerman is the director of MIT's Center for Civic Media.
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Digital technology: change the culture not just the products

Digital technology: change the culture not just the products | (SPAN) Research List on Citizen Journalism and Media Activism | Scoop.it
In the first of his new series, a Guardian Public Services award winner warns cuts could see a return of risk-averse approaches
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The Infectious Texts project,

 The Infectious Texts project, which seeks to develop theoretical models that will help scholars better understand what qualities—both textual and thematic—helped particular news stories, short fiction, and poetry “go viral” in nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines. Prior to copyright legislation and enforcement, literary texts as well as other non-fiction prose texts circulated promiscuously among newspapers as editors freely reprinted materials borrowed from other venues. What texts were reprinted and why? How did ideas—literary, political, scientific, economic, religious—circulate in the public sphere and achieve critical force among audiences? By employing and developing computational linguistics tools to analyze the large textual databases of nineteenth-century newspapers newly available to scholars, this project will generate new knowledge of the nineteenth-century print public sphere.

Infectious Texts is sponsored by Northeastern University's NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities. The project team includes Professors Ryan Cordell, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, and David Smith, as well as Ph.D. students Abby Mullen and Matthew Williamson.

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Losing Aaron: Bob Swartz on MIT's Role in His Son's Death

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Bob Swartz talks about grief over his son Aaron Swartz's death and the role MIT played in Aaron's suicide.
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Democratic media activism through the lens of social movement theory

This article considers how we are to understand democratic media activism, which has recently burgeoned in Canada, the UK and the USA. What is its political significance and potential? Is it a new social movement, a new style of politics cutting across movements, or are new concepts needed? Drawing illustratively upon interviews with media activists, notably in Vancouver, we explore insights offered by social movement theory - including resource mobilization formulations and the new social movement theories of Melucci, Habermas, Cohen and Arato, and Fraser. While all these traditions offer valuable insights, media activism reveals limitations in existing conceptualizations.
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