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Georgia: Internet Coverage

Although not a blog, The Georgian Times has published an article on the role the Internet played in covering last week's disturbances in Tbilisi, Georgia. In particular, along with mention of Flickr and YouTube, TOL Georgia and Global Voices were mentioned.

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  • Great article, thanks for the link.

    When political scientists talk about globalization theory, some envision that the current telecomm advances we enjoy (Internet, Skype, cell phones, satellite TV, etc.) are a threat to the nation-state as we know it. Globalization obliterates borders and makes control of a nation’s population through authoritarian means much more difficult. In the case of Myanmar, where there is not as much tele-infrastructure in place (or cell phone coverage for that matter, I would guess), officals simply “unplugged” the net when those nasty photos of the violence and shootings began to find their way online. But in Georgia, that would be a lot harder to do. Hence we have all kinds of information (not always accurate) coming out about the elections, crackdowns and protests.

    This article would lend credence to that theory.

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