One continent, multiple media battlefields.
Protests in Brazil have highlighted, most recently, the growing use of social media for citizens to organize politically, outside the traditional parties and union structures of the past. New communication technologies have also played a key role in political organization and protests throughout the hemisphere, including the #YoSoy132 protests in Mexico, education protests in Chile, and cacerolazos in Argentina. Are these communications technologies helping promote better governance or disrupting government stability? What are governments doing to respond and organize online? How are these technologies impacting debates over media and censorship of political issues in the hemisphere? To answer these questions, the Americas Program is pleased to welcome James Bosworth, author of Bloggings by Boz