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The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy

Authors: Zachary Bastian, Commons Lab of the Wilson Center and Michael Byrne, FCC.

Study Director: Lea Shanley. Editors: Lea Shanley and Aaron Lovell. On behalf of the Commons Lab within Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Blog Buzz: New Islamic TV Expands Across Mideast

By Garrett Nada

            Islamic television is increasingly popular and prevalent across the Middle East one year after Islamists began winning democratic elections. Even secular satellite channels are now broadcasting more religious content—and in better prime time slots. The satellite sheikhs vary widely, however. Indeed, the battle over defining Islam in a new political era is now being waged on television screens.  

The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy

The National Broadband Map, designed to provide consumers nationwide reliable information on broadband internet connections, was built incorporating emerging technology. It protects consumers, holds the government and private sector accountable, and engages the public across the United States. In a time of budgetary constraint, the Map made a series of remarkable policy innovations that allowed the project to be completed in minimal time and at a reduced cost.

Commons Lab releases report on liability for digital volunteers in disasters

Author: Ed Robson, Esq. Editors: Lea Shanley and Aaron Lovell. Written on behalf of the Commons Lab, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and CrisisCommons.

Responding to Liability: Evaluating and Reducing Tort Liability for Digital Volunteers

Author: Edward Robson, Esq.

Study Director: Lea Shanley Editors: Lea Shanley and Aaron Lovell. Written on behalf of the Commons Lab, Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), Woodrow Wilson Center, with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and CrisisCommons.

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Facebook Sheikhs and Tweeting Islam

By Garrett Nada

Mexico Institute in the News: Experts Discuss Mexico's 2012 Election Results

C-SPAN, 07/09/2012

A polling expert says Mexico’s youth voters turned out in record numbers for the recent presidential election but their ballots didn’t boost Enrique Pena Nieto to victory. Jorge Buendia with a Mexican polling firm says the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate now President-Elect, lost the youth vote by quite a bit.

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