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A range of links to support your case studies for the A2 Examination
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Egyptians vote in landmark poll

Egyptians vote in landmark poll | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Egyptians are heading to the polls in the first free presidential election in their history, made possible by last year's Arab Spring uprising.
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The Blairs and the Murdochs: a special relationship - Telegraph

The Blairs and the Murdochs: a special relationship - Telegraph | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Cherie Blair's decision to sue Rupert Murdoch's News International over alleged phone hacking follows a close relationship between the former Prime Minister and the newspaper owner.
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Rupert Murdoch: 'I have never asked a prime minister for anything'

Rupert Murdoch: 'I have never asked a prime minister for anything' | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Speaking at Leveson inquiry, media mogul sets out to deconstruct 'myth' that he exercises undue political power...
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Revolutionary technology: Facebook, Twitter, and Wikileaks pose a challenge to governments everywhere.

Revolutionary technology: Facebook, Twitter, and Wikileaks pose a challenge to governments everywhere. | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Like many Egyptians, Ramy Nagy learned about the uprising against Hosni Mubarak and his regime on Facebook and Twitter.
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Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com

Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
TED Talks When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.
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Katharine Heintz's curator insight, January 19, 2014 6:25 PM

With participatory journalism creating democratic change sall around the world, it is important to keep the Internet open and accessible.  This source can provide good examples to use in a campaign.

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The Conflict view of the Mass Media

Conflict theories believe that the mass media is a weapon of mass distraction - i.e. it is a tool for dominating and controlling the population. This video f...
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The Rise of the Slacktivist 

The Rise of the Slacktivist  | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it

Ever had this feeling that you were a Slacktivist? Well wonder no more!

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David Gauntlett: Media and Everyday Life (Feb 2008)

The changing place of media in everyday life: traditional media consumption compared with the more creative and flexible uses of media which are becoming more common today.

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Citizen Journalism: The Credibility of Online Media Broadcasting - Online Conference On Networks and Communities

Citizen Journalism: The Credibility of Online Media Broadcasting - Online Conference On Networks and Communities | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it

Interesting read.

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HowStuffWorks "How Web 3.0 Will Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Web 3.0 Will Work" | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Web 3.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet and Web applications. Learn about the concept of Web 3.0 and Web 3.0 development.
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Social media optimism vs pessimism

Social media optimism vs pessimism | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Early in 2007, hundreds of years ago, I wrote a short article called ‘Media Studies 2.0′, and published it on my Theory.org.uk website. It sort of stirred up some controversies – which had sort of been the intention.
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Overview of Learning

An overview of learning so far - by no means definitive but a good basic for revision.
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China's censorship can never defeat the internet

China's censorship can never defeat the internet | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Ai Weiwei: It is interesting to pick one's way through the obstacles of censorship, but freedom can't be stopped in the internet age...
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Stop pretending that social media will democratize the world

Stop pretending that social media will democratize the world | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Are you sick of hearing tech pundits trumpeting that the democratic successes of Arab Spring can be attributed in large part to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media?
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The Pluralist view of the Media

Pluralism is a positive view of the Media, which suggests that consumers are well served as a result of professional independence of Media workers and market...
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I missed NoW 'cover-up' - Murdoch

I missed NoW 'cover-up' - Murdoch | We Media & Democracy Topic | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch tells the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics there was a "cover-up" at the News of the World but that it was kept hidden from him.
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How FaceBook Changed The World The Arab Spring [1/4]

The story of how the Arab world erupted in revolution, as a new generation used the internet and social media to try to overthrow their hated leaders.In the ...
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