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The 6 Questions About Paywalls You Were Afraid to Ask

The 6 Questions About Paywalls You Were Afraid to Ask

I’ve received a few reader queries about newspaper paywalls: What are they? How do they work? Why do we link to paywalled articles in our critiques and Israel Daily News Stream? And how can readers get around them? 1. What’s a paywall? A paywall is a way of blocking Internet readers from reading a web

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One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Loser

• One man’s terrorist is another man’s loser. A NY Times memo instructs the newsroom not to refer to Bin Laden as Mr. At Jill and Bill’s request, we dropped the honorific for Bin Laden. Without a “Mr.” in front of his name, it was decided that we should capitalize the “B” in Bin Laden

Can the Internet Really Be Shut?

In the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak’s fall as Egypt’s dictator, Internet experts have begun to examine how the Egyptian government managed to accomplish what many thought impossible – to completely unplug the Internet across the entire country. As the protests continued to build momentum at the end of January, the Egyptian government took increasingly severe

What Happened to 21st Century Statecraft?

Early in 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made news when she formally embraced social media and Internet-based diplomacy in the battle for hearts and minds around the world. The informal policy, known as 21st Century Statecraft, involves helping people living under repressive government gain access to communications tools to help them fight against

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