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The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors - Reports SAN FRANCISCO In reporting news from the world’s most troubled nations, journalists have made a seismic shift this year in their reliance on the Internet and other digital tools. Blogging, video sharing, text messaging, and live-streaming from cellphones brought images of popular unrest from the central square of Cairo and the main boulevard of Tunis to the rest of the world. In Other Languages • Español • Português • Français • Русский • العربية • Multimedia • Audio Report: Offenders and TacticsIn Print • Download the pdfMore on This Issue • CPJ Internet Channel: Danny O'Brien's blog • Blogging in Egypt: Virtual network, virtual oppression • Burmese exile news site endures hacking, DDoS attacks Yet the technology used to report the news has been matched in many ways by the tools used to suppress information. In two nations we cite, Egypt and Tunisia, the regimes have changed, but their successors have not categorically broken with past repressive practices. Key country: Iran

DRUDGE REPORT News 12 New Jersey Multimedia and Photos The Internet map CBS News International Newspaper Archives More and more digitized archives for historical newspapers from around the world are coming online. A large number are available for free, covering a broad swath world history, from the 1600s to modern times. Vintage newspaper archives from all over the globe are highlighted on this page (other than US and Europe archives, which are on other pages). Headlines, articles, display ads, broadsides, classifieds, sports scores, financials, the rise and fall of empires…all there for the taking. News Flash! European Newspaper Archives (see separate page) U.S. Canadian Newspaper Archives Canadian newspapers and the Second World War. British Columbia, Canada newspaper archives, from 1926 on, courtesy of the Terrace, BC library. The British Colonist, British Columbia, 1859-1860. More British Columbia, Canada papers from the Prince George newspaper project, covering 1909-1976, with more anticipated. Toronto Star, covers the past century. Manitoba, Canada Newspaper Archives, 1859-present.

NEWS: Atlantic City Press If some state legislators get their way, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy could bring an end to one Jersey Shore tradition — the beach badge. State Sen. Michael Doherty, R-Hunterdon, Warren, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Salem, Gloucester, Cumberland, have introduced legislation requiring any town that accepts state or federal aid for rebuilding its beaches to provide beach and restroom access for free. “A beach fee is another word for tax,” Sweeney said Monday. “I just don’t agree with it. ... Under the bipartisan legislation, municipalities that accept aid for rebuilding beaches — retroactive to Nov. 2 — “would not be allowed to adopt or enforce ordinances requiring the collection of fees for beach badges or otherwise as a requirement of being allowed to use or access a beach,” Senate Republicans said in a release. In addition, those towns would be required to provide free public restrooms to beachgoers between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For his part, state Sen.

World Digital Library Washington Journal OPEN TRANSCRIPTS Why does C-SPAN take viewer calls? One of C-SPAN's founding philosophies was focusing on the viewer and, through our call-in programs, viewers are able to interact directly with elected officials, policymakers and journalists. In addition to our daily call-in program, the Washington Journal, C-SPAN regularly incorporates viewer call-ins into the schedule to allow people to react to breaking news events. How is the Washington Journal staffed and run? Guided by an executive producer, the Washington Journal has a staff of producers, guest bookers, hosts and production assistants who work as a team to decide what topics are covered and which guests to book for the discussion. Why are there different hosts on the Washington Journal? The role of the C-SPAN call-in host is to facilitate the dialogue between callers and our guests. How many calls does the Washington Journal air per day? How does C-SPAN handle calls that are inaccurate or distasteful? Do you screen your callers?

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