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February 4, 2013

Q&A: Larry Diamond's documentary on democracy activism

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Stanford Daily

The documentary, for which Diamond was a producer, won high praise from critics and leaders like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Daily spoke with Diamond about the film’s origins, its critical reception and its future. Read more »


January 9, 2013

How Obama Abandoned Bahrain's Democratic Reformers

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Atlantic

Larry Diamond: "With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen." Read more »


July 24, 2012

Burma's Emerging Democracy

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Stanford University democracy scholar Larry Diamond recently spent time in Burma meeting political parties, government officials and civil society groups. Author, editor or co-editor of 36 books on democracy, Diamond spoke to The Irrawaddy Reporter Simon Roughneen about the current transition in Burma. Read more »


June 8, 2012

In Search of the Hardware Behind the Cloud

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Wall Street Journal

Evgeny Morozov: "Labor Day weekend in 1969—Saturday, Aug. 30, to be more precise—deserves more prominence in history books. At any rate, that is what Andrew Blum, a correspondent for Wired magazine, wants us to believe: He says the date marks the 'Internet's physical birth.' It was then that ..." Read more »


April 23, 2012

Why Hillary Clinton Should Join Anonymous

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Slate Magazine (blog)

Evgeny Morozov: "It's hard to deny the intellectual ambiguity of “Internet freedom” when among its staunchest defenders are idealistic hacktivists from Anonymous and hard-nosed diplomats from the U.S. State Department—two groups that otherwise disagree on everything else. Ironically, both may end up ..." Read more »


April 3, 2012

Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Financial Times (subscription)

Evgeny Morozov: "'Surveillance means safety.' This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to monitor their citizens. Proposed legislation in the UK to enable police and intelligence services to access emails, Skype calls and Facebook messages is ..." Read more »


March 19, 2012

How automated journalism and loss of reading privacy may hurt civil discourse

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Slate Magazine (blog)

Evgeny Morozov: "If there is one unambiguous trend in how the Internet is developing today, it's the drive toward the personalization of our online experience." Read more »


February 7, 2012

Stanford announces commencement speakers

Mention of Larry Diamond via Stanford University News

Alum Cory Booker, JD '96, mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates at Stanford's 121st Commencement June 17, the university announced. In other plans, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond will deliver a "final lecture" to the Class of 2012 as Class Day speaker June 16. Read more »


January 30, 2012

Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Slate Magazine (blog)

Evgeny Morozov: "Does Google have a responsibility to help stop the spread of 9/11 denialism, anti-vaccine activism, and other fringe beliefs?" Read more »


January 27, 2012

The Dangers of Sharing

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via New York Times

Evgeny Morozov reviews Lori Andrews', "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy." Read more »




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