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An opening to the Arab world

Updated, 4:45 p.m. A new television show that could transform the way we follow news from the Arab world is on the verge of debuting, according to Wired. Called "The Stream," the Al Jazeera English production will revolve around Tweets,...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | March 7, 2011; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Syria and Facebook: Not quite friends

Yesterday, less than a week after activists held a candlelight vigil in Damascus to show solidarity with protesters in Egypt, Syria's authoritarian government ended a national ban on Facebook and YouTube. But the jury is out on whether the move...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | February 10, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What do Egypt's protesters want?

As Egypt's protests endure, there have been many anecdotal reports of Egyptian public opinion -- but no widespread surveying of what many Egyptians want. Ideally, traditional polling firms would conduct rigorous surveys of the entire Egyptian population. In this period...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | February 7, 2011; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In China, 'Egypt' and 'Cairo' have vanished

Imagine typing "Egypt" or "Cairo" into a Web portal's search engine and seeing no stories about the massive protests in Egypt over the past week. That's what's happening in China right now. It's a sign that the Chinese government fears...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | February 3, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Egypt's revolution will not be organized

If Hosni Mubarak falls, what's next? Nobody can expect that a well-functioning, democratic government will suddenly emerge and operate flawlessly in Egypt. A government created hastily could be as oppressive as the current regime. Experts say it will take at...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | February 1, 2011; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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How the U.S. can respond to Egypt's Internet blackout

Last fall I bookmarked Egyptian blogs to read. Thursday night, I revisited some of my favorites, only to find they had vanished. "Problem loading: The connection was reset," read one error message after another. And just like that, my access...

By Sarah Lovenheim  | January 28, 2011; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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