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April 5-7: Live Stream The National Conference For Media Reform

shockleestorypic_NCFMR2013Live from the mile high city of Denver, you can live stream The National Conference For Media Reform courtesy of our friends at Free Press.

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Hacking Democracy: The U.S. Voting System Needs Improvement

Hacking Democracy is a must-see investigative documentary which examines allegations of election fraud during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Led by Bev Harris, founder of Black Box Voting, an American Elections Watchdog Group, the organization is actively involved in examining the structural problems that still persist in the voting system.

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s Speech From Ecuador’s London Embassy

On Sunday August 19th, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. In this, his first appearance in two months after showing up at the embassy’s doorstep to seek refuge and political asylum on June 19th, Assange addressed the public and urged the world, especially the U.S., to stop persecuting whistleblowers and journalists uncovering crimes and injustices.

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The Internet, Technology, Politics & The Future

There is a lot to learn from the events that have been unfolding in England and it will be particularly interesting to see what roles the internet, technology, politics and community will play in this historic event.

Throughout the last few days we have seen a chaotic flood of real-time citizen journalism, reports extending from the hyper-local to the world community at large, all tuned in and sharing information. Social media and mobile technologies have played a big role and we’ve seen examples of these platforms being heavily used to coordinate the flow of information. Whether its been recording and uploading mobile photo, video and audio footage, groups dedicated to organizing clean up efforts, open-data community mapping of incidents, crowd sourced justice groups pointing out self-professed looters and individuals caught on surveillance cameras [CCTV] or identifying people via images using the same facial recognition technology that up until recently was mostly only looked as a social tagging tool.

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