Tag Archives: Egypt

Online protests for freedom of speech on the Internet

The proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation has not only triggered protests by new media companies, but it has also led to a widespread social media campaign that is likely to stall the bills in both houses of the U.S. Congress. … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera and the Arab Spring

Kimberly Halkett, anchor and reporter for Al Jazeera, will speak at VCU’s School of Mass Communications and give an overview on the Arab Spring, the rise of Al Jazeera as well as her work on Capitol Hill in Washington. I … Continue reading

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PR firms and the presidential election in Egypt

As Egypt prepares for the first presidential election in the post-Mubarak era, candidates are seeking the advice of public relations firms to craft their campaigns and public images. Business Today Egypt reporter Randa El Tahawy interviewed me recently on the … Continue reading

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A weekend with Anderson Cooper

It was an extraordinary weekend at the Richmond Forum with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who presented a “360-degree look at world events” to more than 5000 people at the Landmark Theater and sat down for a Q&A with me on … Continue reading

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Social media “an essential mode of communication”

In today’s issue, USA Today takes a look at the latest social media trends found in a survey study. The article “Women, young adults are active ‘social animals’” stresses that the group of 18- to 34-year-olds is the most active … Continue reading

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Internet companies and global politics

Google, Twitter and Facebook have again played significant roles in enabling protesters in the Middle East during the last few weeks. Google and Twitter have even increased their active support for the uprisings in Egypt and elsewhere. Voice of America … Continue reading

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Anderson Cooper at the Richmond Forum

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will share his experiences covering the uprising in Egypt at two Richmond Forum events this weekend. I am excited to moderate both events on Feb. 19 and 20. In addition, 30 of our VCU mass communications … Continue reading

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Media coverage of the protests in Egypt

Journalists have been under attack while trying to cover the protests in Egypt. Not only correspondents of television networks and newspapers were attacked, but especially star reporters and anchors such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CBS’ Katie Couric. I was … Continue reading

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