Topics covered will include:
Bloggers. The role of bloggers and other activists in authoritarian nations. Example: Yoani Sanchez in Cuba. Who is Yoani Sanchez? What has she accomplished? What are some of the things she has done to challenge the Cuban government. See link here. Also see highlights of Bloggers Handbook, here.
Twitter revolutions. See link here. Pay particular attention to Dictatorships to Democracy, Gene Sharp’s guide to political revolt. What are some of the non-violent techniques citizens can use to cause political change?
Press freedom. See link here. What countries are most dangerous for journalists? What websites contain information about the killings of journalists around the world?