Lantern and FireTweet apps combat government censorship on social media

by IJNet
Jul 31, 2015 in Social Media

How to access Twitter and Facebook despite government censorship, what we can learn from user experience research and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance

How to outsmart countries blocking social media

The importance of social media for activists and protesters has prompted governments from Turkey to Hong Kong to permanently or temporarily block access to social media sites. But entrepreneur Adam Fisk has made it his mission to help ensure that sites like Twitter and Facebook remain accessible when faced with government censorship. (The Huffington Post, 7/28)

Two out of two news organizations recommend user research

Here’s how ProPublica and The New York Times are pioneering user experience research within their organizations. (Nieman Lab, 7/29)

Lessons in digital innovation from 5 leading news outlets

Sustainable, quality journalism is the ultimate aim of every news organization in the 21st century, but the constantly evolving nature of the industry makes it difficult to build a business. (Journalism.co.uk, 7/24)

What we’ve learned from one year of Internet.org

This week, Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of Internet.org, its much-hyped initiative to bring Internet access to the world’s unconnected population. So how has Internet.org stacked up against expectations since its initial debut in Zambia in summer 2014? (The Washington Post, 7/28)

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