(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]
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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 […]
In order to analyze the relationships between digital activism and non violent conflict, we investigated thousands of campaigns from around the world and assembled protest event data more comprehensive than any previously collected. We define a digital activism campaign as an organized public effort, making collective claim(s) on a target […]
Howard, Philip N. and Malcolm Parks. “Social Media and Political Change.” Special Issue of the Journal of Communication. 2012. This introductory essay highlights the key findings, methodological tool kit, and production process of this Special Issue. We argue that communication researchers are uniquely positioned to analyze the relationships between social […]