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Citizen Media

7iber, Jordan's Gutsy Media Platform

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.02.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was blocked four times, going from dot.com, to dot.org, to dot.net, to dot.me, but 7iber (Hiber, or ink in Arabic, with an emphasis on the guttural "H") plans to continue fighting for the right to publish content it deems important in Jordan.

Citizen Media: Collaborating to Accelerate Change

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.20.2012 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Changemakers has been a leading platform for social innovators to grow and scale their ideas for a decade. This time, the very nature of the innovations and the competition theme itself enhanced the process, speeding up the rate of collaborative changemaking even more.

I Spy Occupy

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Big business has long employed social media monitoring companies to track and analyze the "chatter" about their products and brands. This infrastructure is a natural tool for confronting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Arab Spring -- and the Long Winter Ahead

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

While we celebrate the fact that two billion people now have access to the Internet's opportunities for speaking out, five billion others are still waiting for their chance to be heard.

After Obama, Gibbs Bats Cleanup in Virtual Press Conference

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Gibbs' unusual foray online, dubbed "Open for Questions," seemed partly a calibration to show that the public face of the administration is not only talking to the usual suspects from the podium, but also listening to a wider group of voices.

To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

Citizen media, Swedish style

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

There is much that can be said about the campaign from Swedish public broadcaster, Radiotjänst, encouraging people to fess-up and pay the annual TV l...

Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

What makes (the best of) today's journalism different is that citizen journalists the world over have the opportunity to share their hyperlocal, interactive, personal portrayals of their communities.