Free Speech Around the World

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Thu, 07/09/2009

How is technology used to empower or supress democracy?  On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world?

This month, we'll take a look at the recent elections in Iran and the political crisis in Honduras to find importantance of the media and communication networks in the fight for freedom.

We'll also hear stories of censoriship and surveillence from China, Israel, Egypt and more.

Thanks to Bubbles for the music provided in this piece.  This music is licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License

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