Tag: iran

by Julie Keck

1. White House to engage Iran critics through @TheIranDeal (Nahal Toosi / Politico) 2. Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds (Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post) 3. CartoDB lets anyone visualize their data with one-click mapping (Christine Magee / TechCrunch) 4. PayPal is now worth more than Netflix, eBay, and […] more »

by Mahsa Alimardani

“The Internet environment is like a raging river full of water, and the water keeps on brimming and roaring. If we devise a plan for this river, and can direct it as we wish to a dam, we can create opportunities out of it. But if we leave it, and do not devise plans for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Tow report: The new global journalism (The Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran (Kelly Golnoush Niknejad / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now (Joseph Lichterman & Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter UK TV ratings […] more »

by Faraz Sanei

On July 31, a prominent Iranian journalist tweeted, “Saba’s mother has now joined Twitter.” Saba’s mother Akram Mohammadi, had just given an interview about her daughter Saba’s agonizing 65 days of pretrial detention at an unknown location. Unidentified security officials had arrested Saba Azarpaik, a Tehran-based journalist, on May 28. A few hours later, the Twitter account linked […] more »

by Anne Nelson

Search for the term “international media development” and you won’t find many university departments or publications. Nonetheless, the field is over 50 years old and has exerted a major influence on many regions of the world, accounting for a budget of half a billion dollars a year. The Center for International Media Assistance, a Congressionally-funded […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble launches new Nook tablet to compete with Kindle Fire (The Next Web) 2. Internet in Iran disrupted again one week after email and social networks were blocked (Reuters) 3. Hyperlocal news site in Chicago suspends publication (10,000 […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley. Learn more here. When Joshua Levs left NPR’s Atlanta Bureau to become a correspondent for CNN, he found that something was missing. Specifically, it was time. […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Iranian authorities are once agan cracking down on the Internet. Internet connection speeds were degraded in several cities in advance of the Islamic Revolution’s 31st anniversary on February 2. This same tactic was previously used by the regime in advance of events likely to be used by the opposition to stage demonstrations. Several websites were […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

2009 was an unprecedented year for online repression. For the first time since the Internet emerged as a tool for public use, there are currently 100 bloggers and cyber-dissidents imprisoned worldwide as a result of posting their opinions online in 2009, according to Reporters Without Borders. This figure is indicative of the severity of the […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Last week, the Iranian blogger Sasan Aghaei, who runs the site Azad Tribun, was arrested by intelligence ministry officials after they carried out a search of his Tehran home. It is not known where he was taken. Aghaei is also a reporter for the daily newspaper Farhikhteghan, and he’s the third employee of the paper […] more »