Civic media in difficult places
May 28th, 2010

In a demonstration of globe-straddling communication technologies like Skype, a special MIT forum of the Center for Future Civic Media connected to citizen journalists and activists around the world, some of whom frequently test the limits of governmental authority. Moderator Ethan Zuckerman @EthanZ wonders if these new digital forms are fundamentally liberating, providing users access to public spaces they might otherwise be denied. He pursues this line of inquiry in a series of internet conversations with correspondents covering some of the world’s most ravaged or oppressed regions.

This video is submitted at the Civic MIT blog by MIT communications manager Andrew Whitacre @akwhitacre , on May 25, 2010

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