For the past two weeks, Tunisia has been racked with unrest following the December 17 self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a young, educated vendor whose produce stand was confiscated because Bouazizi failed to show a permit. The protests sweeping the country have resulted in further censorship from authorities, whose stronghold on the Internet has increased as […]
How the U.S. Censors Arabs
In my spare time, I’ve been doing a lot of talking to activists and reporters about two issues that are getting very little coverage in the U.S., despite both being facets of U.S. policy. The first is H.R. 2278, which eatbees has done a better job than I ever could of explaining here. For those […]
Liveblogging the Primaries?
I considered liveblogging the primaries for a moment or two – then it occurred to me that it’s 11:00 pm EST and really – who is reading my blog right now? Certainly no one in Morocco (it’s 4 am there – if you’re up, go to bed!), doubtful anyone on the east coast…Probably no one […]