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The Cost of Connectivity 2014

Open Technology Institute

When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014, the annual report from New America’s Open Technology Institute on the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Find out why the U.S. lags behinds international peers and read more in the full report, featured exclusively today in the New York Times.

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When Girls Live as Boys

EVENT October 30, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Thursday October 30, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


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In what the UN calls the most dangerous country to be a woman, the battle of nature versus nurture still lingers, and some bacha posh refuse to rescind their male prerogatives.

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Myanmar: The Fight for Free Expression

EVENT November 03, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Monday November 03, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


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Against the backdrop of deeply-rooted ethno-religious tensions, Myanmar is still facing challenges in the fight against the unjust jailing of journalists and for free expression protections.

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Lessons in Dissent

EVENT November 06, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Thursday November 06, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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Lessons in Dissent follows two key youngsters, Joshua Wong and Ma Jai, as they engage in political activism, particularly around the 2012 Hong Kong government’s attempt to institute the Moral and National Education curriculum, an initiative that set off massive protests decrying its ideological intent.

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podcast | October 30, 2014
Can We Save Good Local Journalism?

Can We Save Good Local Journalism?

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Why we need a New York Times in every state and how—in this moment when global digital storytelling is thriving and local papers are shedding thousands of jobs—we might begin to get there.

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policy paper | October 30, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
The Cost of Connectivity 2014

The Cost of Connectivity 2014

Data and analysis on broadband offerings in 24 cities across the world

When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014, the annual report from New America’s Open Technology Institute on the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Find out why the U.S. lags behinds international peers and read more in the full report, featured exclusively today in the New York Times.