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The Afghan Ballot Test | Al Jazeera

  • By
  • Omar Samad,
  • New America Foundation
July 14, 2014 |
If Afghans fail to avoid political polarisation and ethnic chauvinism, it will imperil the post-2014 transition process.

How to Save Afghanistan's Democratic Moment | Al Jazeera

  • By
  • Omar Samad,
  • New America Foundation
July 2, 2014 |
Political egos and manipulative tactics must be put aside and both camps should aim for a collaborative outcome.

Are We Entering an Age of Cyber-Censorship? | alJazeera.com

September 4, 2013

Blogger Latoya Peterson joins the show to discuss the future of internet freedom, and Rebecca MacKinnon, author of the forthcoming book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom will also be joining the conversation via ...

The Chilling Effects Of Surveillance | aljazeera.com

June 25, 2013

In her recent keynote address to the Freedom Online conference in Tunis, Rebecca MacKinnon told a story about how, while on a panel on free expression, she was challenged by an audience member who stated that governments must first solve the basic ...


Tim Dechristopher Speaks Out For Environment Justice | Aljazeera.Com

April 23, 2013

"BP mounted a cover-up that concealed the full extent of its crimes from public view," writes environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard in Newsweek. "This cover-up prevented the media and therefore the public from knowing - and above all, seeing - just ...


Everything You Know About Anonymous Is Wrong | aljazeera.Com

May 8, 2012

Internet critic Evgeny Morozov puts this position in no uncertain terms: "Hacktivists keep supplying the industry with strong examples as to why more public money should be spent beefing up Internet security and surveillance while eliminating online ...

The Miracle Generation | alJazeera.com

February 12, 2012

As the internet sceptic Evgeny Morozov argues in his book The Net Delusion, governments, like the youth, have also learned how to use the internet in their favour. From Belarus to Israel, governments have used the internet to spy on dissidents, ...

Drone Strike Leaves Several Dead In Pakistan | alJazeera.com

February 8, 2012

The New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, says drone strikes in Pakistan have killed between 1715 and 2680 people in the past eight years. According to the AFP news agency, the number of missiles that struck the tribal region went down ...

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