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The Egyptian feminist, activist and journalist discusses the powerful role of personal narratives in the Arab Spring

When the lines between fantasy, desire, action and intent have been so blurred, the thought itself becomes the crime.

As the feminist blogosphere expands in both size and influence, women from a wide spectrum of society are finding their voices and audiences as never before.

Al Jazeera English's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin explains how social media facilitates political movements in the Arab world.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Markey energized a crowd with talk of keeping the Internet open, fair and free.

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.

Blogs

The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

After Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Ensign, David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more—why don’t politicians learn?

June 7, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011