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Learning Lessons From Jordan’s Website Licensing Law

August 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom


New Tools Heat Up Censorship Arms Race

March 27th, 2015 | by EJC

Online censorship may be as old as the Internet, but in today’s high-tech world, it is increasingly a perpetual arms race between censors looking for better ways to probe and muzzle, and a circumvention community looking to help the censored get and send information while protecting their digital identity


The US-AID Cuban Twitter Affair: Social Media As The Fifth Estate

June 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Earlier this year, The Associated Press revealed that USAID had built a social media network based on text messaging that allowed Cubans to access information that would be otherwise filtered by the regime and freely communicate on an independent platform. Daniela Guzman looks at how social media applications have exploded as new effective tools aginst anti-corruption



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