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Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: The Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013, with Emad Khazraee

December 10, 2014
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

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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What do Russians Want? An Informal Talk with Olga Kamenchuk

December 9, 2014
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) First Floor Conference Room

Sanctions, armed conflicts and information wars – the year 2014 has turned the world around. Are we at the doorstep of the new Cold War? Dr Kamenchuk from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) will open up newest data on people’s views in the former Soviet countries regarding the latest political developments.

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An “After Access” Lens on Mobile Internet Use in the Developing World with Jonathan Donner

December 4, 2014
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This informal and interactive talk, taken from a book in preparation, details the growing importance of ‘mobile-centric internet use’ in the developing world. It offers an integrative lens through which we can might understand the sociotechnical and developmental implications of an internet that is becoming more global and inclusive as it becomes more mobile.

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