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Video:  About the Digital Activism Research Project
Video

Video: About the Digital Activism Research Project

Jason Rundell, a student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media Program at the University of Washington has created a great video introducing the Digital Activism Research Project.

Podcast, Radio, Audio

Podcast: Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Interview

Muzammil Hussain was interviewed by Heath Brown for the New Books in Political Science podcast.

The Atlantic:  If Your Government Fails, Can You Create a New One With Your Phone?
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / The Atlantic

The Atlantic: If Your Government Fails, Can You Create a New One With Your Phone?

Myanmar is opening up politically, and among the first, largest civil society campaigns is a social movement organized over Facebook for cheaper cellphone calling plans. Syria has been locked in civil war for almost two years; despite the strife—or because of it—cellphone subscriptions have taken off. In Nairobi’s largest slum, […]

Video:  Democracy’s First Wave? Book Talk at GWU
Books / Presentations / Video

Video: Democracy’s First Wave? Book Talk at GWU

Spoke with my collaborator Muzammil Hussain at GWU. Philip Howard and Muzammil Hussain discuss their recent release Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. Philip Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Howard directs the World Information Access Project and […]