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Islam for Journalists Islam for Journalists
Commentary and OpEds Reuters:  Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots

Reuters: Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots

(This originally appeared as “Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South […]

Books Islam for Journalists

Islam for Journalists

Just contributed to the Islam for Journalists e-book project with a chapter called “Digital Islam”.  The crisp looking pdf of the whole e-book is mirrored here, and it is also available on the cataloge page of the Reynolds Journalism Institute.  It was a neat project because we were supposed to anticipate the […]

Academic Articles

Telecom Policy Across the Former Yugoslavia: Incentives, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

What is the recipe for good information policy? Hosman and Howard address this in an emerging economy context through case studies of six states that arose following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. These new nations pursued differing information policy paths that led to diverse outcomes. The authors find, in […]

Policy Papers Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

This project report, done with Frank Edwards and Mary Joyce, is mirrored at the website of the Digital Activism Research Project. Download:  Frank Edwards, Philip N. Howard, Mary Joyce, “Digital Activism and Non-Violent Conflict,” Digital Activism Research Project, 2013. 23 pp. Seattle, University of Washington. In order to analyze the […]

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Academic Articles / Publications

Telecom Policy Across the Former Yugoslavia: Incentives, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

What is the recipe for good information policy? Hosman and Howard address this in an emerging economy context through case studies of six states that arose following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. These new nations pursued differing information policy paths that led to diverse outcomes. The authors find, in […]

What Makes a Successful Digital Activist?
In The News / interviews / Podcast, Radio, Audio

What Makes a Successful Digital Activist?

Interviewed by Ross Reynolds for KUOW-NPR show The Record about digital activism and the recent project findings. Hear the full interview.

Book:  State Power 2.0
Books / Publications

Book: State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]

Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict
Policy Papers

Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

This project report, done with Frank Edwards and Mary Joyce, is mirrored at the website of the Digital Activism Research Project. Download:  Frank Edwards, Philip N. Howard, Mary Joyce, “Digital Activism and Non-Violent Conflict,” Digital Activism Research Project, 2013. 23 pp. Seattle, University of Washington. In order to analyze the […]