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Media and Democracy

Digital Dystopia

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.12.2013 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Why all the naysaying and doomsday predictions? The digital information revolution has already greatly democratized media and commerce. Why can't it next democratize democracy itself?

Iran: When the Patient is Dying Call Twitter

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Social media and Twitter are to democracy like emergency rooms are to life and death. When Iran puts a drill bit through its "democracy" by pulling a fast one, activists at the grass roots level have the buzzer to call an alarm before the patient bleeds to death.