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Posts on ‘January 4th, 2006’

Microsoft's Continuing China Blog Censorship

Rebecca MacKinnon, in a detailed posting about Microsoft’s latest adventures in censoring Chinese bloggers, writes: Microsoft’s MSN Spaces continues to censor its Chinese language blogs, and has become more aggressive and thorough at censorship since I first checked out MSN’s censorship system last summer. This is depressing, if unsurprising. China clearly understands that American technology […]

Learning from Tragic Misinformation

Jeff Jarvis, taking note of the horrible mis-reporting of the West Virginia mine deaths last night, says: The next time I hear someone being haughty about professional news vs. citizen’s news, I’ll remind them of the West Virginia tragedy, where news traveled ahead of the facts, where everyone was horribly wrong. Let’s all remember that, […]

World Economic Forum's Slow-Motion Transparency

The World Economic Forum is going to do some “Broadcasting, Podcasting, Webcasting and Blogging” at its annual meeting later this month. Too bad they’re not putting everything out for public consumption, but this is progress. Last year’s meeting produced a controversy when former CNN honcho Eason Jordan apparently said some stupid things (Washington Post) in […]

Covering the Abramoffs, Citizen Style

The Center for Media and Democracy is looking for Citizen Journalists To Bust More Jack Abramoffs, and cites some digging that took place on the center’s valuable SourceWatch site, a wiki where people can add what they know about matters relating to PR, lobbying and other activities designed to move votes and money. I’d call […]