The recent conference on internet activism, put on by the Swedish International Development Agency, was particularly enlightening.
When you install a Charter cable service that combines phone and internet (and also TV, if you like, making the full three prongs of a triple play package), you get benefits all over the place.
Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals.
The fourteen new public library services were launched this month in Africa, Latin America and Europe, with support from EIFL (Electronic
In South Eastern Europe, as in most parts of the world, environmental activists and experts have been among the first to take advantage of the internet and ICT resources. More recently a new generation of green citizen movements and political parties in countries like Bulgaria and Hungary have used web-based social networks as their primary communication media.
The cooperatively-owned internet service provider May First/People Link has set a new standard for transparency. It has set up a wiki space which includes details on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the threats it poses to activists:
“The impact of this law is devastating for activists.
Recently, the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund launched its website with the goal of helping young feminists gain access to the resources that are critical to their work.
The fund was born out of an initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and subsequently the Central American Women’s Fund, with the belief that “Supporting young
The retrial of jailed Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was postponed this week, sparking anger and protest.
Maikel has been imprisoned since 28 March for his criticism of the military government, however, his original sentencing was overturned on appeal.
Recently, Google exec Vic Gundotra hinted that Google+ would soon be abandoning its strict ‘common names’ policy and would start supporting pseudonyms.
This has been a controversial issue, with both Google+ and Facebook banning users registered under nicknames.
EngageMedia has released the Secure My Video Guide, which contributes “to best practice tactics ensuring the publication and access to social justice video is secure under volatile conditions.” The guide is an open document, a work in progress and encourages contributions.