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Blogging: A new vehicle for Activism

Grahamstown, South Africa

In most African countries, the governments have tried all means to ensure certain 'dissident' voices are not heard. Blogging is a new avenue that such voices can be heard

Who gets to speak? 50 million blogs and 6 billion people

DCI workshop, Grahamstown, South Africa

On the first day of the Digital Citizen’s Indaba in Grahamstown, South Africa, Ethan Zukerman asked: “50 million people Style information: This term should not be capitalised.

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people – not exactly representative is it?”

Women in Black

Grahamstown, South Africa

When we went for dinner at the Settlers Monument on September 12, i was surprised to see the "Women in Black".

Mobiles become handheld computers

Grahamstown, South Africa

The world of technology moves really fast and Highway Africa gives journalists a chance to catch up. The conference has been a great

experience and an eye opener to ideas and experiences in the field of new media and ICTs.

On being a blogger

Grahamstown, South Africa

The worst part at the Highway Africa conference is explaining why you are here: "Eh, you see, I'm a blogger!". What the hell does that mean? it's not a job, it's not an identity, and it shouldn't be treated as something soooo exciting.

Paradigms are overrated

Grahamstown, South Africa

People use the Highway as a paradigm for the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

, but the African highway tends to ignore the pedestrians who must cross it.

What do you think of Al Jazeera?

Grahamstown, South Africa

What interested me was to find out whether African journalists have some perception or opinion about Al Jazeera based on views expressed in western media. To my surprise...

Some african women journalists still hand-writing

Grahamstwon

Bimbola Ayesola is a woman journalist working at The Sun Publishing Ltd, a

Let the people speak! Days of hope and optimism

Highway Africa, Grahamstown South Africa

Tracey Naughton started off the session on community media at the Highway Africa conference with an old recording of the African National Congress’s underground radio station. As the speakers crackled with an Mkhonto weSizwe song, delegates sat in silence.

Where are the Women? At home, not being assertive.

Highway Africa Conference Grahamstown, South Africa

I arrived with 3 other Source: APC website">Association for Progressive Communications

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) delegates on Monday morning to attend the Highway Africa conference in a raining Grahamstown, South Africa. I looked at the conference programme for Highway Africa and saw that only 11 female speakers were listed out of fifty.

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