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November 2014

PUBLIC PLATFORMS AND ANONYMITY: REAL NAME POLICIES AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

November 19, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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This lecture explores the connection between anonymity and political participation, the growing dependence on social networks for political speech, and the balance between a sites terms of use and promoting democratic participation.

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December 2014

An “After Access” Lens on Mobile Internet Use in the Developing World with Jonathan Donner

December 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Jonathan Donner details the growing importance of 'mobile-centric internet use' in the developing world. It offers an integrative lens through which we can might understand the sociotechnical and developmental implications of an internet that is becoming more global and inclusive as it becomes more mobile.

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What do Russians Want? An Informal Talk with Olga Kamenchuk

December 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) First Floor Conference Room, 202 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Sanctions, armed conflicts and information wars - the year 2014 has turned the world around. Are we at the doorstep of the new Cold War? Dr Kamenchuk from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) will open up newest data on people's views in the former Soviet countries regarding the latest political developments.

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Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013–with Emad Khazraee

December 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Emad Khazraee will discuss his project on the cartography of Iran's online publics, which seeks to collect empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran's 2013 presidential election.

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