The Oscars were last night. For many Venezuelans, the man of the hour was definitely Jared Leto, as he mentioned Venezuela during his acceptance speech. Videos of the speech aren’t being kept up on YouTube for very long, but here is a part of what he said while accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor: 592 more words
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So says Turkish social media analyst Zeynep Tufekci in the online magazine Matter.
“It’s time to rethink our nightmares about surveillance.”
Writing from Istanbul’s huge Gezi Park protests, and from his investigations in social media, Tufekci looks provocatively at the paradox of Twitter as a medium for connection and resistance, but also a powerful tool for state-corporate surveillance and control. 36 more words
Are worldwide media ignoring Venezuela? Read this report from Caracas Chronicles about serious unrest and paramilitary attacks and crackdowns on the media and law-abiding Venezuelan citizens – from Caracas Chronicles. http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/20/the-game-changed/