“ 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.”
Then... High cost of production Scarcity of space, airtime, etc. Now... Low cost of production Scarcity of attention
The New Media Ecosystem Source: Morgan Stanley October 2004 report: “Update from the Digital World” by Mary Meeker et. al.
First Annual Chinese blogger conference Shanghai, November 2005: Live webcast, live chat, live blogging None of it was censored.
Chinese bloggers share coverage of Their activities on community photo Sites like Flickr.com
ZOLA & THE NAILHOUSE <ul><li>Internet-> traditional media, then mutual reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>When media coverage was shut down, there was so much on the internet the ban was ineffectual </li></ul><ul><li>This issue did not really threaten central government legitimacy, so it wasn’t totally censored. </li></ul>