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November 1st, 2013

Cuban blogger uses technology to break information blockade

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology in the news

On October 28, Cuban blogger and dissident Yoani Sánchez addressed a crowd of over 100 during a special event hosted by CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology. Sánchez described to the audience how technology allows her to narrate the harsh realities of the closed island nation of Cuba to the world. Read more »



March 4th, 2013

Stanford conference to explore right to information and technology

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Program on Liberation Technology Announcement

On March 11-12, the Program on Liberation Technology at CDDRL is convening a conference to examine digital tools and their impact on the development of democratic development. Hosted in partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Data and Democracy Initiative, the two-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers. Read more »



October 26th, 2012

In Kenyan slum, mobile phones pinpoint better water

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Program on Liberation Technology News

An innovative course at Stanford is designing mobile phone platforms that help improve living conditions in Kenya's largest slums. Part of CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology at the Freeman Spogli Institute, the course teams students up with local organizations to co-create technology projects that address clean water, sanitation and safety issues. Read more »



September 12th, 2012

LibTech seminar series returns this fall

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is back fall quarter with an exciting set of speakers. In light of the U.S. election season, the series will kick off with Daniel Kreiss who has worked extensively on technology and politics in the United States. Read more »



March 8th, 2012

Helen Nissenbaum evaluates concerns about online privacy

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

New York University Professor Helen Nissenbaum outlined her approach to evaluating concerns about pervasive loss of online privacy at the March 8 Liberation Technology Seminar. +VIDEO+ Video available
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March 1st, 2012

Joshua Blumenstock explores economic shock impacts using “big data”

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

During the Liberation Technology Seminar on March 1, Joshua Blumenstock, a Ph.D. candidate at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Information, demonstrated the use of “big data” to explore the economic impact of mobile phone technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. +VIDEO+ Video available
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February 16th, 2012

Stanford Knight journalism fellows share technology ideas

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

During the Feb. 16 Liberation Technology Seminar, five teams from Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship program shared their ideas on using technology to push the boundaries of journalism. Read more »




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