Monthly Archives: July 2004

African Union monitors report civilians burned alive in Darfur

Reuters is reporting that Janjawid militias shackled villagers and burned them alive during recent massacres in Darfur. These reports come from a document authored by African Union observers deployed to Darfur earlier this month. The document makes clear that attacks … Continue reading

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The Whitest Black Man in America

There’s a wonderfully surreal little piece of video on CSPAN’s website. (Top of two links, realplayer only) Mychal Massie, an African-American columnist for conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, was scheduled to appear on CSPAN to respond to NAACP director Kweisi Mfume’s observation … Continue reading

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Internet Enabled Radio in Mali

I’m no longer working with Geekcorps, but I remain a passionate fan and supporter of the work geeky volunteers are doing around the world. One of my favorite ongoing projects is the one Ian Howard, coordinateur de programme, geekcorps Mali … Continue reading

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Studies Show 86% of Americans Have Their Heads Up Their Asses

The good news: Most Americans (69%) would want the US to intervene to prevent genocide, if the UN determined genocide was occurring in Sudan. The bad news: Very few Americans have actually heard that a genocide is occurring in Sudan. … Continue reading

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Telemarketing in Senegal

Wired News has a story on telemarketing in Senegal. Following in the steps of Ghana and South Africa, which have marketed telemarketing and phone support to the English-speaking world, Senegal is now marketing services to France. Competitive advantages include the … Continue reading

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The New York Post Gets One Right

The New York Post, in a move that must have been highly painful for their Murdoch-appointed editorial board, managed to praise Harlem Democrat Charlie Rangel for his protest in front of the Embassy of Sudan last Tuesday. In an editorial … Continue reading

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The lazyweb approach to media research?

A little over a year ago, I started posting data I was scraping off different news sites, inviting other researchers who were interested in media attention to play with the data and publish their own conclusions. A year later, someone’s … Continue reading

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Weblogs and “selective uptake”

As most of my regular readers (all three of you) know, I’m obsessed with what the US media chooses to cover (and not cover). As I’ve accused friends in the media of overfocusing on events that concern wealthy nations at … Continue reading

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It’s alive…it’s ALIVE!

BlogAfrica is alive and well. After a few months of near dormancy due to massive overcommitment on part of the founders – myself included – we’ve revived the regular blogfeed, a selection of posts from the 150 blogs registered in … Continue reading

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Jan Egeland on Darfur

Jan Egeland, the UN undersecretary on humanitarian affairs, has been the most passionate and persistent voice on the global stage talking about the situation in Darfur. In an interview with the UN’s IRIN news service, he clears up a couple … Continue reading

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