VIDEO: Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: The Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013

To overcome these challenges and to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the online public environments in Iran, Khazraee and his colleagues at the Center for Global Communication Studies at University of Pennsylvania started a project for the Cartography of Iran’s online publics. The goal of the project is collecting empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran’s 2013 presidential election.

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Pakistan’s Internet Policy: Policy without Objective

Pakistan faces multiple hurdles when it comes to the development of a comprehensive, consistent, and coherent internet policy. The following post by Yelmaz Mujtaba, Sana Saleem, and Farieha Aziz will briefly look through how ad hoc censorship policies and a lack of willpower to develop infrastructure have hampered the development of Pakistan’s internet. The post will then suggest possible solutions for addressing these issues. 

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