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    Global Internet Activism  Week#2 The Internet and the 
Democratization of Society Global Internet Activism Week#2 The Internet and the 
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    • Global Internet Activism Week#2 The Internet and the Democratization of Society Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009
    • Political Activism, Advocacy, and Art Activism week 2 week 1 Access, Censorship, Social Media, and the week 3 Alleged Democratization Citizen Media: from of Society Seattle to South Korea War and Social Media: Serbia week 5 week 4 War and Social Media: Iraq, Gaza week 6 Spring Break week 7 War and Social Media: Counter-publics Iran, Afghanistan in Iran week 8 week 9 Cell phone-enabled Citizen Media in China week 12 activism: Philippines Burma week 11 week 10 Japan, Singapore A Better World in Second Life? week 14 One Laptop Per Child week 13 Cyber Publics in India week 15 Mobilization Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009
    • http://www.dosomething.org/awards
    • Access, Censorship, Social Media, and the Alleged Democratization of Society week 2 Feb 3, 5 Questions: What are valid arguments for and against the claim that the Internet democratizes society? How do the mainstream media pick the conflicts that they cover? What are our chances to be affective/effective as individuals or small groups dealing with issues like the US prison system, and (urban) poverty in the prevailing surroundings of corporate late capitalism? How do we decide which issues we take on and which ones we ignore? Required Readings: John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, quot;Activists,quot; John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, Born Digital (New York: Basic Books, 2008) 255-270. Sunstein, Cass R. quot;The Daily We.quot; Boston Review — Home. July-Aug. 2005. 14 Jan. 2009 <http://bostonreview.net/ BR26.3/sunstein.html>. Suggested Reading: Brea, Jennifer. quot;From Kivu to Gaza: How the Media Choose the Conflicts They Cover.quot; Global Voices Online. 9 Jan. 2009. 14 Jan. 2009 <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/09/from-kivu-to-gaza-how-the-media-choose-the-conflicts-they- cover/>. quot;Overview.quot; The Internet In the Arab World A New Space of Repression? 1 Jan. 2004. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. 14 Jan. 2009 <http://anhri.net/en/reports/net2004/intro.shtml>. Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009
    • Discussion: John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, quot;Activists,quot; John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, Born Digital (New York: Basic Books, 2008) 255-270.
    • Question: Are there circumstances that would justify censorship of Internet content? Which forms does censorship take on in different countries? How do you know that your site is censored? What can you do to anonymize your web browsing? Globally, where is access to specific websites denied and which sites are affected? Why did Yahoo and Google become complicit in the persecution of human rights activists in China, for example? Specifically, what does Internet censorship in China (and Hong Kong), Iran, Bahrain, and Nepal look like? What gets censored in the United States?
    • http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/projects/maps/
    • download the book for free: http://opennet.net/accessdenied
    • How do you know for sure that your site is being blocked? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMQHOUoMUA http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/projects/maps/
    • This is rare: http://opennet.net/blog/2009/01/pakistan‐communication‐authority‐issues‐directives‐block‐web‐sites
    • Google complicit in censorship search for Tiananmen Square in Google China vs. Google USA http://www.labnol.org/internet/search/google‐image‐search‐in‐china‐is‐special/1492/
    • Section from: The Great Firewall Of China DURATION: 15 mins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWsXhNJFj78
    • Documentary in‐progress, Working Title: “Citizen Zola” by Stephen T. Maing ‐ Director, editor, cinematographer http://www.stephenmaing.com/ohyesyoucan/coalminerson.php
    • Discussion: Sunstein, Cass R. quot;The Daily We.quot; Boston Review — Home. July-Aug. 2005. 14 Jan. 2009 <http://bostonreview.net/BR26.3/sunstein.html>.
    • http://blip.fm/home
    • http://www.jango.com/
    • DOWNLOAD: http://www.rsf.org/IMG/pdf/Bloggers_Handbook2.pdf http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=542
    • HONG KONG http://glutter.typepad.com/about.html
    • IRAN http://www.sigarchi.com/blog/
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dih_IoYOrt8
    • NEPAL http://www.radionepal.org/radionepal/index.php http://www.sigarchi.com/blog/
    • BAHRAIN http://chanad.weblogs.us/
    • Flickr deleted Maarten Dors' photo of a boy with a cigarette for violating a ban on depicting kids smoking. United States Flickr censored the photo because it conflicted with the brand image of Flickr/Yahoo. SOURCE: http://www.dlickr.com/photos/maartend/1429385268/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    • Access Denied: The Policy of Global Internet Filtering,  Rob Faris, the OpenNet Initiative's Research Director and John Palfrey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwQh‐43b1Vs watch/listen after class (duration: > 1 hour)
    • Trebor Scholz scholzt@newschool.edu The New School University Twitter: trebors Blog: http://www.collectivate.net/journalisms This presentation is made public using the creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share alike license.