May 14, 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Reporter barred from Guantanamo, fact checking political talk shows, anti-censorship software for Iran

Veteran Reporter Barred From Guantanamo

This month, Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg published the name of a man – known in court as Interrogator #1 – who testified anonymously at the trial of Omar Khadr at Guantanamo Bay. Rosenberg has since been barred by the Pentagon from further coverage of the military tribunals, but insists ...

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Meet the Facts

Last December, NYU professor Jay Rosen proposed something simple yet revolutionary: why don't the Sunday morning chat shows fact check their guests? After "Meet the Press" host David Gregory declined, two college students launched a website to do it for him. One of them, ...

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Fact Checking ABC's "This Week"

Jake Tapper, interim host of ABC's "This Week," liked the idea of fact-checking his guests' comments, so he set up a partnership with Politifact, a non-partisan fact-checking organization. Tapper explains that as a host, you can only do so much fact-checking during the interview.

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In Iran, New Software Takes On Internet Censorship

Almost a year ago, websites such as Twitter helped open Iran's controversial election, and the subsequent protests, to the world. Iranian Tweeters often used foreign computers called “proxies” to bypass the government's censorship regime, but this method was clumsy, says programmer Austin Heap. So he helped create

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A Visit To New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program

For 31 years New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program has taught students how to invent, design, build and think about communications technology. Brooke talks to students and professor Clay Shirky about this year’s work and how the program’s past might predict our future.

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