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In The News / interviews / Video

Caged Cairo: Where Journalism is a Crime

Contributed to documentary on arrested journalists in Egypt.     http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2014/06/caged-cairo-where-journalism-crime-2014628115412729805.html#.U7EsJtLN28A.twitter

In The News / interviews

Hamas and Israel Step up Cyber Battle for Hearts and Minds

Contributed to BBC story on the use of social media for propaganda war. Philip Howard, professor of communication at Central European University and University of Washington, says Hamas and the IDF both know that they have a wide audience, but that the bulk of their online followers come from overseas. […]

Academic Articles / Publications

Participation, Civics and Your Next Coffee Maker

This is the prepublication version of my response to the article by Ethan Zuckerman “New Media, New Civics?” published in Policy & Internet (2014: vol. 6, issue 2).  Final version, with Zuckerman’s essay and other responses, here.   Ethan Zuckerman’s essay on participatory civics offers a nice example of how […]

In The News / interviews / News Feature

The Relationship between Media and Politics in the Twitter Age

Interviewed for the Italian news magazine Fromiche about social media and political change. Il rapporto tra media e politica sta cambiando? I social media hanno avuto davvero un impatto nella primavera araba? Abbiamo affrontato questi argomenti con il Prof. Philip N. Howard, professore alla School of Public Policy presso la Central […]