Twitter had a lead role in the Iranian uprising after the contested elections last month. But that wasn’t the first time a popular form of communication proved vital in a democracy movement. This week we’re focusing on the impact platforms such as Twitter, Facebook – and Web technology overall – have on democracy movements and the relationships between governments and their constituents.
Here’s a quick rundown of just a few website highlights:
- In our Events section, you can find out more about the Journalism and New Media Technologies Conference happening next month in Lagos.
- Countering Violent Extremism: Videopower and Cyberspace, which analyzes how extremists use web videos to spread their message, is the latest offering in our Digital Library
- The latest edition of ISN Podcasts features John Abell of Wired Magazine, who discusses a wide range of issues concerning social media and democracy including Moldova’s ‘Twitter Revolution.’
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