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    Barack Obama has been a leader on government transparency – refusing to take donations from lobbyists or PACs, improving disclosure and creating a database where the public can track federal contracts and earmarks.
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  • Professionals have lost control over information and over media. Is this good or bad? That question may be irrelevant, because the reality is here to stay. The question is, how can we harness and channel the best parts of this personal media revolution - and help democratize and diversify the global conversation in positive ways?

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  • BLOGGING: More than teenage talk.
  • “Baghdad blogger” Salam Pax
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  • “ I try to dispel the image that Muslims and Arabs suffer from - mostly by our own doing I have to say - in the rest of the world. I am no missionary and don’t want to be. I run several internet websites that are geared to do just that, create a better understanding that we’re not all nuts hell-bent on world destruction.” Text
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  • 70+ million blogs tracked (probably under-counted) Non-English blogs growing fast! Source: Technorati “State of the Blogosphere” at: http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html
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  • Blog of Chinese TV Anchor, Rui Chenggang
  • Blog by Sister of Jailed Chinese Filmmaker
  • Chinese-to-English “Bridge Blog” (photo courtesy BBC)
  • Teen fashion & music blogging today…
  • “Random acts of journalism” tomorrow.
  • The New Media Ecosystem Source: Morgan Stanley October 2004 report: “Update from the Digital World” by Mary Meeker et. al. Rebecca MacKinnon May 9, 2007 www.RConversation.com
  • Blog readership higher in Asia than UK and Europe Source: Edelman, “A Corporate Guide to the Global Blogosphere” At: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/edelman/whitepaper010907/index.php
  • Role of blogs: Differs country by country Source: Edelman, “A Corporate Guide to the Global Blogosphere” At: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/edelman/whitepaper010907/index.php
    • BLOGGERS
    • VS. JOURNALISTS
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    • BLOGGERS AND JOURNALISTS?
    Rebecca MacKinnon May 9, 2007 www.Rconversation.com
  • Portrait of Global Media Attention (Data from Google News, July 2006) Countries in red have more stories Countries in blue have fewer (Courtesy Ethan Zuckerman at: http://h2odev.law.harvard.edu/ezuckerman/ )
  • Rich Nation, Poor Nation… 127 million people 2nd largest world economy 12582 CNN.com stories 130 million people 54th largest world economy 937 CNN stories (Data courtesy Ethan Zuckerman http://ethanzuckerman.com /)
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  • OBSTACLES:
    • ACCESS: The people whose voices we most need to hear are the ones who are least able to speak out online.
    • Internet 40x more expensive for Africans than Americans!
    • CENSORSHIP: Roughly 40 national governments now censor their Internet.
    • (For more info see OpenNet.net)
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  • Thank you!! Rebecca MacKinnon Assistant Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Ctr., University of Hong Kong ( RConversation.com, jmsc.hku.hk ) Co-founder: GlobalVoicesOnline.org