Mobile Activism in Africa

11-05-2009 – Filed under activismICT4Dafricacitizen-mediaelectionsmediamobilenetworkzimbabwe

Why and how does the mobile phone play a role in activism in Africa? What makes it be different from other forms of activism? And what are the potentials and challenges behind it? I tried answering these questions two weeks ago at the Medien Jour Fix,  an interesting German network…

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Digital divide: Connectivity and the different dimensions of literacy

02-06-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dknowledge-managementconnectivitylearningmediasocial-mediatechnology

During last days I have been going trough different ICT4D papers, and then again I have been astonished to see that their focus was mainly limited to the issue of access although access to a computer or Internet is just a first step and does not mean you can fully…

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Kenyan bloggers need your support

14-01-2008 – Filed under activismafricademocracyelectionskenyamedia

Most of you probably have been following the news about Kenya lately. I was there only two months ago and had the opportunity to meet some interesting bloggers. Television was fully covering and broadcasting about the election’s campaigns at that time. When the elections took place on the 27 December,…

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Citizen journalism in Africa

06-12-2007 – Filed under communicationafricabloggingcitizen-journalismhuman-rightsmediamobile

Most countries are far away from reaching the level that Koreans have on citizen journalism, such is the case of the famous Ohmynews: “The Net and Netizens Watchdogging Government.” A pioneer of citizen journalism was certainly indymedia.org, which got famous during the WTO protest back in 1999 in Seattle. In…

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Local blogs for politics, media and activism

22-08-2007 – Filed under activismblogginge-democracymedianetworkpolitics

I found two very interesting articles recently which describe how politics, activism and media are influenced by the web. Joe Garofoli from the San Fransisco Chronicle wrote the article “Local blogs are key to future of politics,” reporting from the Yearly Kos convention. He describes how local politics are already…

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