Category Archives: Media/Technologies
By Omnia Al Desoukie, Newhouse graduate student, Syracuse University In late March 2011, CNN’s reporter Amber Lyon and crewmembers traveled to Bahrain in order to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of Internet and social media during the uprising … Continue reading
Before and after the spring of 2011, Al Jazeera, the controversial TV-station located in Qatar, was described by scholars as having played a key role within the country’s external strategy. Khaled Hroub for example argues, that the Arab Spring, “a real people’s uprising against decades of repression, owes its rapid spread to the influence of Al Jazeera, the voice of the silent majority in the Near East” Continue reading
Technological developments in the field of digital communication have revolutionized the practice of public diplomacy. A considerable number of countries have recognized the many opportunities offered by these new technologies and have embraced them. Countries that fail to understand the importance of digital public diplomacy are greatly disadvantaged, and this is widely recognized. Continue reading
Written by Gaurav Tiwari, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. This summer, Gaurav has been working as a consultant for the Open Development Technology Alliance with the World Bank . – With the lengthy processes and bureaucratic … Continue reading
Written by Heather Cosson, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University.
This summer, I attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France. Through Newhouse and SU Study Abroad, five students attended Cannes Lions to learn about how to use the newest trends in digital marketing and social media to reach international audiences. Students were chosen for their knowledge and passion in utilizing digital technology and social media platforms to communicate internationally.
When discussing the issues in Africa, most immediately think of development and stability in the region. A free and fair press usually does not make it across as a pressing problem.
I know that I never gave it much thought until I attended a presentation by Ken Harper, a photojournalism professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communication. He travels to Liberia and trains journalists in the capital, Monrovia. After decades of civil war, the country is on the road to recovery…. Continue reading
Written by Jacob Kriss It’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything from Julian Assange, the flamboyant founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, but apparently the global flag bearer of the open information movement just can’t stand to see … Continue reading
Written by Jacob Kriss Since the advent of the Internet, hacking had always seemed the stuff of Hollywood films: an oft-dramatized activity practiced by sweaty-browed stars with seconds to save the world from nuclear annihilation and win the girl. … Continue reading
Written by Jacob Kriss In recent weeks, there has been tremendous discussion of the international supply-chain practices of Apple, the behemoth, beloved technology company whose products have revolutionized consumer electronics. In recent articles in The New York Times, as well … Continue reading