Showing posts tagged as "Twitter"

Showing posts tagged Twitter

24 Mar
Turkey’s Effort to Block Twitter Falters |  Emre Peker and Joe Parkinson
Embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed on Friday to have failed in an attempt to block Twitter Inc. TWTR +1.60%  in Turkey, as countless Turks—including his longtime ally, President Abdullah Gul —bypassed the ban to criticize the government, just nine days before local elections.
Twitter use in Turkey spiked despite the telecommunications regulator’s steps late Thursday to block access to the microblogging site, with users tapping private servers outside the country to circumvent the blackout.
FULL ARTICLE (Wall Street Journal)
Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

Turkey’s Effort to Block Twitter Falters |  Emre Peker and Joe Parkinson

Embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed on Friday to have failed in an attempt to block Twitter Inc. TWTR +1.60%  in Turkey, as countless Turks—including his longtime ally, President Abdullah Gul —bypassed the ban to criticize the government, just nine days before local elections.

Twitter use in Turkey spiked despite the telecommunications regulator’s steps late Thursday to block access to the microblogging site, with users tapping private servers outside the country to circumvent the blackout.

FULL ARTICLE (Wall Street Journal)

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

30 Sep
US and Iranian presidents tweet ‘same language’ | Lyse Doucet
Suddenly a world which worries about an unpredictable nuclear state has been taken aback by a new kind of power.
Now it’s Iran’s “charm offensive” that’s causing a stir.
A country whose image is often portrayed in black veils and clenched fists now has a smiling, twinkly-eyed, tweeting president reaching out to the West.
FULL ARTICLE (BBC News) 
Photo: The White House/Flickr

US and Iranian presidents tweet ‘same language’ | Lyse Doucet

Suddenly a world which worries about an unpredictable nuclear state has been taken aback by a new kind of power.

Now it’s Iran’s “charm offensive” that’s causing a stir.

A country whose image is often portrayed in black veils and clenched fists now has a smiling, twinkly-eyed, tweeting president reaching out to the West.

FULL ARTICLE (BBC News) 

Photo: The White House/Flickr

6 Sep
Syria Statement Storify
Media mentions and social media reactions to our Syria Statement, published 1 September 2013, which called for “a sustained ceasefire and widely accepted political transition” as the way forward in the Syria conflict.
Read the Storify
Photo: Transportation for America/Flickr

Syria Statement Storify

Media mentions and social media reactions to our Syria Statement, published 1 September 2013, which called for “a sustained ceasefire and widely accepted political transition” as the way forward in the Syria conflict.

Read the Storify

Photo: Transportation for America/Flickr

19 Oct
Global Briefing: 18-19 October 2012 
The International Crisis Group is currently hosting its flagship annual event, The Global Briefing: an exclusive two-day, high-level gathering examining urgent issues and solutions concerning major conflict flashpoints across the globe. Held on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October 2012, we will post updates on our Twitter handle @crisisgroup with the hashtag #CGGB. Join the conversation! 
More details and information can be found on the Global Briefing section of our website. 

Global Briefing: 18-19 October 2012 

The International Crisis Group is currently hosting its flagship annual event, The Global Briefing: an exclusive two-day, high-level gathering examining urgent issues and solutions concerning major conflict flashpoints across the globe. Held on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October 2012, we will post updates on our Twitter handle @crisisgroup with the hashtag #CGGB. Join the conversation! 

More details and information can be found on the Global Briefing section of our website

18 Jul
"The popular social media site is just one of the online tools that governments are increasingly using to extend their spheres of internet influence."

BBC News Magazine, “E-diplomacy: Foreign policy in 140 characters”

12 Dec

AP: Kenya army, Somali militia swap Twitter insults

NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenyan soldiers and members of an extremist Islamist militant group have been fighting each other in Somalia since Kenya invaded two months ago. Now, their spokesmen are taking the battle onto Twitter, with taunts, accusations and insults being directly traded in a rare engagement on the Internet.

The propaganda war on the microblogging website shows the increasingly sophisticated use of media by both sides and underscores that there is often little reliable information about the conflict in Somalia that now directly or indirectly involves a half-dozen nations, analysts say.

"The tweets themselves will not be entirely accurate but it will allow analysts to triangulate that information and come up with a more accurate picture of what is really happening," said E.J. Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group think tank.

FULL ARTICLE (AP via The Boston Globe)

17 Nov

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