Tag Archives: surveillance

Threats to Online Privacy

I have a new article for Al Jazeera on threats to email privacy. (OK, it is not really that new, but I’ve been too busy arguing with the daughter of Uzbekistan’s dictator to update my website – read about it … Continue reading

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Back from Baku

I have returned from Azerbaijan, where I attended the Internet Governance Forum as part of the Freedom House delegation. As the Azerbaijani state security services can likely attest, I had an awesome time, and hopefully I will be back there … Continue reading

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Internet and Social Control in Uzbekistan

The NetProphet blog at Transitions Online did a nice review of my new report for the New America Foundation on internet freedom and social control in Uzbekistan: The study, by American anthropologist Sarah Kendzior is the most comprehensive on this … Continue reading

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Digital Freedom of Expression in Uzbekistan

Today the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation published my report, “Digital Freedom of Expression in Uzbekistan:  An example of social control, and censorship,  in the 21st Century”. You can download it here. This report has been in … Continue reading

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Internet at Liberty

Last week I presented during the “lightning round” of Google’s Internet at Liberty conference. This meant that I had to turn an extensive study Katy Pearce and I did of internet freedom in Azerbaijan into a five-minute spiel. The full … Continue reading

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Why does Azerbaijan hate the internet?

Katy Pearce and I have a new article on social media in Azerbaijan. For Slate, we discuss how the Azerbaijani government is clamping down on the internet before Eurovision. Instead of censoring the internet outright, they are waging a propaganda … Continue reading

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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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