“I am not that interested in what governments came to say. They come with messages that are not negotiable. On the contrary, it is great to listen to people from the NGOs and exchange ideas with them,” said Taurai Maduna from the Zimbabwean NGO online community Kubatana, in the middle of the exposition centre of the Kram, Tunis. He is taking part in the Hivos-organised workshop called “Expression Under Repression” today in the Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) stand at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
“I am impressed by the variety in the use of ICTs presented here. Saw the stand of Nokia packed up with people who were having their pictures taken by a mobile phone and a badge made from that picture,” Taurai Maduna was caught saying, while sipping his drink in the eposition hall of the WSIS conference tente, north of Tunis.
“I am not that interested in what governments came to say. They come with messages that are not negotiable. On contrary, it is great to listen to people from NGOs and exchange ideas with them,” he added.
“We are supposed to hold the ‘Expression under Repression’ workshop. Let’s see if it will be possible to hold the workshop as planned,” Maduna expressed, in a clear reference to earlier mishaps with the Tunisian authorities.