Social media and political unrest, financial rewards for whistleblowers and prank calling 911 – Podcast: June 2011
We have an especially dynamic episode this month – the highlight being an interview on how social media plays a role in political unrest around the world. We speak with Peter Apps, political risk correspondent for Reuters, about the use of social media in the uprising in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East. We also talk with Peter about his recent article on the superinjunctions in the U.K., and how some people are using Twitter as a loophole to bypass court orders.
In our new segment, “In the News,” we highlight a recent news headline from Thomson Reuters News & Insight about a new program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could give whistleblowers a financial reward for information leading to large-scale enforcement actions.
We’ve got those segments, plus our regular features, including “On the Blawgs” which features a post from the Attorney Sync blog on how to keep your personal and professional lives separate on Facebook. Lastly, in “Chaos in the Courts” we bring you a bizarre story about a man who prank-called 911 more than 80 times.
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Show notes for June 2011:
1:00-2:15 “Chaos in the Court” with FindLaw’s Legally Weird Blog
2:25-3:30 “On the Blawgs” featuring a post from Attorney Sync
3:30-17:20 Interview/Peter Apps: Impact of social media in political conflicts
17:25-18:45 “In the News” with Thomson Reuters News & Insight
18:55-19:15 Closing comments