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Police break up a protest camp in Manama's Pearl Square. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

Bahrain expels CNN reporter, detains WSJ correspondent

New York, March 17, 2011–Bahraini authorities expelled a CNN reporter and briefly detained another international reporter on Wednesday amid an intensified crackdown on political unrest. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Bahraini government’s ongoing obstruction of news media and calls for authorities to allow journalists to cover this story of international import. Elsewhere in…

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A new show on PBS says the problem with the rise in cyber dissent is that governments like Iran are "pretty good at social media too."

As dissidents move online, governments fight back

Social media and cyber dissidents have exerted a increasing influence on global politics over the last few years—Twitter, for instance, was widely utilized by protesters and journalists during Iran’s 2009 post-election Green Movement, and China has been locked in conflict with Google over allegations of censorship and hacking. “Ideas in Action” with Jim Glassman, a half-hour weekly show on…

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