Posts Tagged ‘ facebook ’

The new power couple of philanthropy?

June 21, 2014
Zeenat Khan
The new power couple of philanthropy?

Facebook co-founder, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have recently announced they will donate $120 million
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Posted in International | 3 Comments »

Facebook and the outer limits of free speech

June 1, 2013
Jack Shafer
Facebook and the outer limits of free speech

The great thing about the Web is that it has given the opportunity to billions of people, who would otherwise never have had a chance to publish
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Reduction of internet speed is digital tyranny

May 18, 2013
Shafquat Rabbee
Reduction of internet speed is digital tyranny

After seeing one key editor jailed, several bloggers arrested, and two TV channels shutdown, Bangladesh is now witnessing the unfolding of another round of thought-censorship.
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Technology, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Cats be damned: Social media and social responsibility

March 30, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Cats be damned: Social media and social responsibility

“Is your country on the verge of a civil war?” asked a meticulously dressed diplomat. I was confused for a second, thinking this person may have thought that I was from Kenya
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Media, War and conflict | 6 Comments »

Mark Zuckerberg and the case for a wealth tax

February 10, 2012
Felix Salmon
Mark Zuckerberg and the case for a wealth tax

The Economist has a cute chart in its latest issue, showing the net worth of the world’s richest men (and one woman), divided by their age. Warren Buffett has, on average, built just over $600 million of net worth per year of his life
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Posted in Economy, International, Lifestyle | 2 Comments »

In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

January 2, 2012
Chrystia Freeland
In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
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Posted in Democracy, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International, Media, Technology | 1 Comment »

On the push towards censorship on social media

December 7, 2011
Shafquat Rabbee
On the push towards censorship on social media

Recently, the so-called “social media” has created quite a bit of trouble for various governments across the globe. The still on-going “Arab Spring” in the Middle East and the “Occupy Movements” around the world are testament to such “trouble” created and nurtured by the social media.
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A 20-year-old web

August 9, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
A 20-year-old web

As the Arab Spring continues across the Middle East, as I reach out to you, my distant friends, as our lives have become increasingly connected, as the printed word fades and the e-world not only dawns but enjoys its high noon, this week we celebrate an important anniversary.
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