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My talk on how governments have responded to citizen media at the Blogs and Digital Democracy Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

My talk on how governments have responded to citizen media at the Blogs and Digital Democracy Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Participatory  Democracy  Participatory  Media Participatory Democracy Participatory Media Presentation Transcript

    • Participatory Media, Participatory Democracy How national governments have responded to the challenges of outspoken citizens
    • JUNE 1989 AUGUST 2007 “INFORMATION IS THE OXYGEN OF THE MODERN “IT IS TIME TO STOP THE ANARCHY ON THE AGE. IT SEEPS THROUGH THE WALLS TOPPED BY INTERNET. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS GREAT BARBED WIRE, IT WAFTS ACROSS THE TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENT OF MAN TO BE ELECTRIFIED BORDERS, THE GOLIATH OF TURNED INTO AN INFORMATION GARBAGE TOTALITARIANISM WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN BY HEAP.” THE DAVID OF THE MICROCHIP.”
    • 1979 - Participatory Media (USENET)
    • Archived, Persistent, Linkable
    • 1984 BBSes - Precursor to Web Forums
    • 1989 - The Hyperlink
    • Formatted ‘hypertext’ or HTML
    • Exponential Service Growth: Easier, Cheaper
    • Web 2.0 Easier, Cheaper, Faster ...
    • ... and global.
    • Exponential Blog Growth
    • How Have Governments Responded?
    • Egyptian blogger jailed for four years for insulting President Mubarak and Islam
    • Two Thais arrested in Thailand for comments posted about the Thai king
    • China: Over 50 known jailed cyber-activists
    • Myanmar: Internet severed to suppress protests
    • Turkey: WordPress and YouTube Blocked
    • Thailand: YouTube Blocked for videos ridiculing the king
    • Barbados: Calls for regulation
    • Malaysia: Discrediting Bloggers
    • City of Buenos Aires Official Blog - Bridging the Blogosphere and City Government
    • Chile’s most popular blogger - Senator Fernando Flores
    • Chile 2001 Elections - All Candidates Had Blogs
    • Citizen-led Presidential Debates http://www.youtube.com/debates
    • Iran: Even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a blog.
    • Cambodian King was his nation’s first blogger. Since then ...
    • Cambodia gets publicity on CNN and hundreds of other news outlets
    • Ecuador: President Rafael Correa has a YouTube channel and blog
    • Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa: Videoblogger http://acuerdopais.com/blogs/rafael_correa/
    • Gilberto Gil: Brazilian Minister of Culture and Free Culture advocate
    • State-owned Agencia Brasil links back to all blogs discussing their articles
    • US Senators and Representatives with weblogs. Also: Los Angeles Police Department
    • How Has Civil Society Responded?
    • Mzalendo (‘Patriot’ in Swahili) http://mzalendo.com/
    • Kenya: Explanation and commentary on every bill
    • Tech President http://techpresident.com/
    • New Election Metrics
    • They Work For You UK-based watchdog site
    • Atina Chile: From Conversation to Legislation
    • Open Congress - US philanthropy foundations are funding such projects
    • Campaign contributions and voting records of every Californian politician
    • Incentives for governments to support blogging
    • Botswana Blog invited to the UN Global Conference on ICT and Youth for Development
    • Investors are Blog Addicts
    • Next Step: Act
    • US $5 Million for Citizen Media Projects www.newschallenge.org
    • To Conclude: Fear Factor Versus Tipping Point