This edition: Web Censorship in Africa
Original tape date: May 18, 2011.
The "Arab Spring" has caused a backlash in Africa, where governments in countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, and the Ivory Coast have begun censoring web content. Jillian York, Director of International Freedom of Expression for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, joins us to explain. Then, a talk with a Lauren Daniels, the high school freshman who created the winning anti-distracted driving video for the National Road Safety Foundation. Dan Lyons, Technology Editor for Newsweek, talks us through Facebook’s clumsy effort to smear Google. And we look at broadcastr, an app that let’s you listen to—and tell--the city’s stories on the spots where they unfolded.
Lauren Daniels PSA contest winner, National Road Safety Foundation
Scott Lindenbaum Co-Founder and President, broadcastr.com
Dan Lyons Technology Editor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Jillian C. York Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation