Iran Election Protests and the End of Top-down News Control

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The EDA Director's Blog will be largely about strategy and tactics for organizing the mass citizen movement that will be necessary to bring about real transparency and public accountability in U.S. elections. I'll be sharing ideas and techniques that election integrity activists can adopt and apply anywhere -- and I'll welcome your ideas and recommendations. -- Dan Ashby

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Clay Shirky: How Cellphones, Twitter, Facebook Can Make History

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.


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(Recorded at TED@State, at the US State Department, June 2009, in Washington, DC. Duration: 17:03)

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