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Advice on writing a research proposal

The Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) has an excellent explanatory video on what to pay attention to when writing a research proposal – particularly for a PhD. Eszter Timar of the Center for Academic Writing at the CEU gives the following tips – since the slides are not online, I wrote down the points she…

Snippet: The environmental impact of the Internet

I am not a hippy or a Green Peace activist, but I have been becoming more and more aware of the Internet’s impact, now that I have been reading about it. Though this is not my prime interest, I do think it would be worth looking into some of the consequences of the use of the…

Public opinion in Iran — not all the same

Mohammed El-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis wrote an article, analysing the role of social media in the successful revolution in Egypt and the unsuccessful protests in Iran — unsuccessful in terms of failing to prevent the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, instead of Hossein Mousavi. Egypt had in its recent history a number of attacks on the government of Hosni Mubarak, and other…