State Department's Cohen on Technology and Freedom
"There are corruption and intellectual property challenges," Cohen said, but the delegation sought to encourage Syria to relax censorship, and was able to extract a commitment from Syria's government to pass an e-commerce act. It's part, Cohen said, of promoting Secretary Clinton's Internet freedom agenda.
Speaking of Clinton, Cohen described her as "the E-Secretary of State. She's always asking, 'is there a way tech can play a role here?"
Cohen, who Foreign Policy magazine called one of the State Department's "leading Twitterati," tweets about his experiences, including the recent Syria trip, at http://www.twitter.com/jaredcohen.