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City Of Oakland’s Real-Time Crime Map Advances Transparency

August 14th, 2015 | by EJC

The City of Oakland, California, has taken a step toward offering citizens open access to public data by launching the Oakland Police Department Calls for Service application. Built using geographic information system technology on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the web app provides real-time crime data using an interactive map available from both OPD and city websites


Russian Media Coverage Of MH17 Leaves No Room For Dissenting Voices

August 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Within Russia, television reports from Ukraine are rarely challenged by alternative views. Russia has invested a great deal in the international English-language television channel Russia Today as a means to counter global news juggernauts such as CNN and the BBC World News. Ilya Yablokov looks at what this means for the Russian mediascape in the wake of


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


Why Journalists Can Still Trust Tor

October 24th, 2013 | by EJC

Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why



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