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New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters
New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters 30 November 2011 Anne Carscallen

The Canadian Journal of Communication has published a special issue titled Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters, V36 #1/2011. As Dr Roberta G.

A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out
A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out 10 October 2011 APC

The movement building skills and ability of the Occupy Wall Street Protesters have been a ray of hope for people around the globe. This movement is building in every major city in America, and the mainstream media outlets are finally mentioning the protests.

Big Brother comes of age
Big Brother comes of age 02 September 2011 Grady

Not to be outdone by their neighbours to the south, Canada is now a late entry to the Big Brother Awards.

Dear Librarian in Denver: Why are you filtering the internet?
Dear Librarian in Denver: Why are you filtering the internet? 01 August 2011 Flavia Fascendini

Controlling what users can and can’t see on computers using filtering software is standard in US libraries. APC questions the Denver Public Library on their filtering policy and practices in a fictional exchange that tackles very real questions of freedom of information.

Internet and social media a tool of the affluent
Internet and social media a tool of the affluent 20 July 2011 grady

According a recent report from the University of California, the internet, and social media in particular, is dominated by the rich and educated. So who are these monocled media masters? These bourgeois bloggers?

Sexuality online in Lebanon and USA: Censorship is not the answer
Sexuality online in Lebanon and USA: Censorship is not the answer 11 July 2011 Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Controlling — or filtering — what people can and can’t see online related to sex however well intentioned can have a profoundly negative impact. Censorship affects not only sexual expression but blocks access to sexual education and important movement-building tools for LGBTI activists.    

This means war?
This means war? 01 June 2011 grady

The Pentagon announced recently in its first formal cyber strategy that cyber attacks constitute an act of war — and could merit a traditional military response. Never mind the problem of attributing cyber attacks to a single, definitive source; even if the perpetrators can be traced to a specific co

User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond
User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond 30 May 2011 Alex Comninos

This paper is part of a series of policy briefs on the mobile internet from a human rights perspective A contested terrain User-generated content played an important role in the recent protests and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), collectively referred to as the “Arab spring” or “Arab awakening”. The recent protests and uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have both been ...

US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act
US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act 27 May 2011 grady

Senator Patrick Leahy, author of the original 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has proposed several amendments to the ECPA in order to “keep pace with new technologies and new threats to our security”.

United States goes for the high score
United States goes for the high score 12 May 2011 grady

According to the Justice Department, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — the oversight body established to approve or deny surveillance requests in the United States — “approved 100% of such requests”:http://arstechnica.com/

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