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PBS MediaShift | 5Across July, 2009 | Free Speech Online

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/07/the-importance-of-free-speech-online-in-iran-china-kenya190.html 5 people. 1 new media topic. The latest 5Across video show from PBS MediaShift is about "Free Speech Online," looking at how news spreads online on blogs, forums, social networks and Twitter in countries such as Iran and China when the government cracks down on media freedom. Guests include Danny O'Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Edwin Okong'o of New America Media, Kim Spencer of LinkTV, author and blogger Scott Rosenberg, and freelance journalist Cyrus Farivar. The group discusses the "Twitter revolution" in Iran, the way China uses psychology in controlling speech online, and the question of whether there are dangers of too much free speech.
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