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Tweetchat: Open Journalism with the OSCE

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Posted in Europe and Eurasia, global, Innovation

Russia’s Citizen Journalists

Citizen journalists played a key role in discovering evidence related to the recent Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine. Sleuths posted images of what was purported to be a missile launcher near the crash site, and fellow netizens tracked down

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Posted in Europe and Eurasia, Impact and Evaluation

Event: Documenting Democracy and Extremism in Pakistan through Political Cartoons

Political cartoons grace the pages of newspapers throughout the world often as fillers, deemed unimportant, when in reality, these images have the power to say more than any text based article. Political cartoonists play an essential role in conveying the

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Posted in Asia, Sustainability

Treading Softly: Soft Censorship in Russia

Only a few brave souls will continue to produce objective, high-quality news when they have many incentives not to do so. Independent news sources in Russia face increasingly higher risks of litigation, verbal attacks by government news sources, or shutdown.

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Posted in Europe and Eurasia, Impact and Evaluation, Sustainability

Is the Private Sector the Key to Reversing Internet Censorship?

Guest post by John Sinden of American University SIS International Relations Online Turkey, heralded as a modern secular republic, has been increasingly plagued by political polarization, authoritarian policies, and massive protests. During times of protest, Turkish citizens are finding themselves without

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Posted in Funding, global, Innovation