Monthly Archives: March 2012

Networked Authoritarianism and Social Media in Azerbaijan

Katy Pearce and I have a new article out in the Journal of Communication called “Networked Authoritarianism and Social Media in Azerbaijan”. We wrote about the reaction to the 2009 “donkey blogger” incident, in which activists Adnan Hajizada and Emin … Continue reading

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Click-through credibility: Kony2012 and Webvybory2012

Like everyone who researches the internet and politics, I’ve been fascinated by the controversy generated by Kony2012. For Al Jazeera, I look at issues of transparency and credibility in online video propaganda, drawing a parallel between Kony2012 and the Russian … Continue reading

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My favorite articles on Kony2012

This list is compiled primarily for my students in my Internet, Politics and Society class at Washington University, but it may be of interest to others following the Kony2012 debate. Below, my picks for the most thought-provoking works on the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Online Activism

In an article for Al Jazeera, I wrote about the closure of a long-running and popular Uzbek web forum, Arbuz, which proved an unlikely breeding ground for political expression: Many have said that we live in an era of journalism … Continue reading

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