The Meedan Blog Archive

On the Meedan Radar - February 2013

Journalism & Tech - Blog by general manager of French newspaper Les Echos on the need for a Digital “New Journalism” - interesting insight into how he views audience source awareness and trust: - One to watch out for here, with a new series of posts by the team at Witness + special guests (Andy Carvin, Liam Stack etc) on citizen video for journalists - Twitter Devolutions - post by Marc Lynch assessing whether social media was doing harm to the Arab Spring There's also an interesting follow up post, with response from various: <a href=""> - From the Ushahidi blog: Online Activity Has Potential To Escalate Election Violence - Great TED talk from Storyful’s Markham Nolan on separating fact from fiction online - Truthloader Google Hangout: “Can citizen journalism change the world?” > people from Storyful, Witness <a href=""> - New book by Naomi Sakr on “Transformations in Egyptian Journalism” - very informative for anyone interested - Google applies editorial pressure on Australian news publisher over report on Google Play security flaw. Not too sure what leverage Google had, they're [Google] reluctant to comment for obvious reasons:

- Egypt launches portal for internet users to report sites for blocking. Crowdsourcing put to spurious use... http://xn--mgbek0h0a.xn--wgbh1c/


- Interesting review of crowdsourced translation projects, detailing some of the big investment they've attracted in past 12 months (Amara, Duolingo, Gengo etc)

Media Freedom - 2013 Reporters Sans Frontiers Press Freedom Index > note lack of improvement for Arab states,1054.html - Ahram Online editor says Brotherhood drove him out of institution - Jordan's MPs call for press and media law change

- Gaza Press Freedom Shrivels Amid Journalist Persecution

Upcoming Events - 4M conference in Cairo (Feb 20-22) - Media as Global Diplomat: Media that moves millions (USIP - Feb 28, livestreamed) Radar image courtesy of  Leo Reynolds on Flickr.