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As the Campaign Director for Free Press and SavetheInternet.com, Karr oversees campaigns on public broadcasting and noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time Inc., New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Karr critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy in his popular blog, MediaCitizen,/a>.
Friday, January 28, 2011 One U.S. Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown
The open Internet's role in popular uprising is now undisputed. Look no further than Egypt, where the Mubarak regime today reportedly shut down Internetand cell phone communications -- a troubling predictor of the fierce crackdown that has followed.
What's even more troubling is news that one American company is aiding Egypt's harsh response through sales of technology that makes this repression possible.
Sunday, August 22, 2010 Chairman Genachowski. Can You Hear Us Now? (2 comments)
News last week that Google and Verizon had reached consensus on a "legislative framework" for Net Neutrality was met with near universal disdain. Not only was the deal slammed by those inside and outside of Washington, it cratered from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. This article lists and links to a series of editorials aimed at prodding FCC chair Genachowski to move towards net neutrality
Monday, August 31, 2009 NYT: Time to Make Net Neutrality the Law (1 comments)
Allowing Internet service providers to become gatekeepers would undermine the democratic nature of the Web, which has made it such a great engine for free speech and economic growth.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 Unmasking Astroturf (2 comments)
If you haven't been paying attention to the rise of Astroturf in Washington, in the media and at your local town hall meeting, now's the time to tune in.
Astroturf front groups have been everywhere this summer -- spreading misinformation about health care reform, carbon emission caps and financial regulation.