Stories from May 5, 2010
The film “10 Tactics – turning information into action” will be screened on both days of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 during the 5pm open sessions.
Sometimes it is not such a bad thing to be a couple of years behind our neighbors when it comes to citizen media. One major advantage is that we can learn from others and watch what has worked.
Mockus is being called the Colombian Obama... but in the US internet penetration is at 78%. Will the power of the social networks truly affect the elections in Colombia, where only 46% of the population has internet access?
Three stories over the past two years illustrate the potential impact of the internet on China. So far, though, it remains an outlet for public discontent rather than a force to bring about reform.
On May 7, The OpenNet Initiative will be hosting a cocktail reception to celebrate the release of its new book, Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace
With the sharing of content comes the issue of content moderation. In this session, YouTube's communications manager will provide a "behind-the-scenes" look at content removal policies.