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The Political Power of Social Media | Foreign Affairs

The Political Power of Social Media | Foreign Affairs | ICT and Political Participation | Scoop.it
On January 17, 2001, during the impeachment trial of Philippine President Joseph Estrada, loyalists in the Philippine Congress voted to set aside key evidence against him.
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Shirky enters the debate between cyber-utopians and cyber-pessimists by describing how the real value of social media's political impact is in the long-term by its support of the public sphere. Shirky also recommends that US foreign policy take an environmental view of social media that supports people's access to conversation, as opposed to an instrumental approach of supporting specific Internet tools.

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Burma's Democracy: How Real?

Burma's Democracy: How Real? | ICT and Political Participation | Scoop.it
March 6, 2014, 12:00 PM. Encina Hall, 1st floor
Bechtel Conference Center
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Democratic change in Burma means that new voices are coming into the political conversation. Traditional media and ICT will play important and exciting roles in this transition. The Stanford community is lucky to have some key players from the Burmese media talk at this event!

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Howard Rheingold's links on smartmobs

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For the latest about ICT and collective action, check out Howard Rheignold's (author or Smartmobs) collection of links.

https://delicious.com/hrheingold/smartmobs

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Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion & Dark Side of Internet Freedom - YouTube

More videos on science and technology: http://bit.ly/122qt1h Could our obsession with digital protest backfire? Marshalling compelling evidence, Evegeny Moro...
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Evgeny Morozov is one of the biggest critics about ICT's democratic potential and he has some legitimate reasons: authoritarian governments can use ICT for their own nefarious purposes as well. 

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Sick and Tired: Health Scandals Signal Medical Emergency in Vietnam

Sick and Tired: Health Scandals Signal Medical Emergency in Vietnam | ICT and Political Participation | Scoop.it
Saturday, July 20 spelled death for three newborn babies in Quang Tri Province, mere hours after their birth, and just minutes after their routine Hepatitis B vaccine shots, which all infants in Vi...
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Vietmeme is a groundbreaking website that documents how online participatory culture is shaping the authoritarian politics of Vietnam. It examines current events and explores the creative ways in which netizens are using these online tools to claim their role in a repressive political environment.

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Program on Liberation Technology

The Program on Liberation Technology seeks to understand how information technology can be used to defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor, promote economic development, and pursue a variety of other social goods.

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This program host some very interesting events at Stanford dealing with issues at the intersection of social science, computer science, and engineering.

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