Posts Tagged ‘ Social Media ’

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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Along came Reshma

May 19, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Along came Reshma

When the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, I was tucked away in one corner of the Midwest, where the only previous Bengalis included
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Posted in Disaster, RMG | 10 Comments »

Social media

May 19, 2013
Sanjay Kapoor
Social media

New Delhi: Some years ago during a private visit to Iran, Jared Cohen, an advisor in the US government and later the head of Google ideas realized that
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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 »

Beyond BNP and AL: Time for e-politics?

March 19, 2013
Safwan Shabab
Beyond BNP and AL: Time for e-politics?

After much excitement about the Shahbagh demonstrations, we are almost back to square one: it’s politics as usual.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement, Technology | 6 Comments »

Twitter’s censorship is a grey box of shame, but not for Twitter

January 29, 2012
Paul Smalera
Twitter’s censorship is a grey box of shame, but not for Twitter

Twitter’s announcement this week that it was going to enable country-specific censorship of posts is arousing fury around the Internet. Commentators, activists, protesters and netizens have said it’s “very bad news” and claim to be “#outraged”.
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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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Internet media: emerging as the people’s media

October 24, 2011
ABM Nasir
Internet media: emerging as the people’s media

On March 3, 2005, Martha Stewart was released from jail after serving five-month for her involvement in insider trading. On being tipped off by Sam Waksal, the CEO of ImClone, Ms. Stewart sold 3928 of her ImClone shares only the day before the company disclosed to the market that FDA had rejected its cancer...
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Bloggers (Asif and the likes): An emerging third force in politics?

October 16, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Bloggers (Asif and the likes): An emerging third force in politics?

A quiet revolution is taking place in Bangladesh. In the recent days, the blogosphere as a tried and tested weapon of the citizen not under the control of the state authorities or untrustworthy politicians has made its presence known. After many a summer, there is a definite whiff of optimism in the air as...
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