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At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Malkia Cyril calls for a social merger, the consolidation of people's voices, to challenge the moneyed interests which currently control Washington and the country's media policy.

While the press grapples with how to make Internet journalism profitable, social media is creating a more inclusive and democratic media.

The Internet has revolutionized journalism: not only has it put the powers of production in the hands of the audience, but it has also drastically increased participation in a previously exclusive profession.

My Monster, My Self

With our tiny screens and cellphones, we have become prosthetic gods, the whole world in our handhelds. Are we not also monsters?

WikiLeaks

For a healthy democracy, transparency is the best medicine.

Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus is the latest monotonous revery about the Internet social revolution. Evgeny Morozov punctures that bubble.

In defense of the editor of the Huffington Post. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting for over five years.

In his new book, Evgeny Morozov calls on the US government to reassess its technology sector, which is now yoked to the geopolitics of several pro-democracy uprisings.

On Uprising Radio, John Nichols says that the $315 million deal will not benefit readers.

After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.

Blogs

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

As the crucial vote on net neutrality approaches, our friends at OpenMedia are beaming your messages directly to the FCC. 

February 20, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said that he’ll support real net neutrality. Make sure that Congress doesn’t get in the way. 

February 4, 2015

As the FCC prepares to defend a free and open Internet, it’s vital to keep the pressure on.

February 3, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014