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“When you’re writing, especially journalism internationally, there is sort of a lack of cognizance around the facts that you’re not writing solely for an American audience anymore.”
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Open-source may be hip, but an awful lot of cultural baggage can get in the way of newsrooms adopting it.
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York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, writes about how the role of Facebook and Twitter in spreading information continues to evolve after the Arab Spring. Jillian York
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