Monthly Archives: November 2005

Alan Kay at WSIS

In my last discussion with Nicholas Negroponte about the sub-hundred dollar laptop, I got the conversation off to an awkward start by asking a question about how the device would be used as “a teaching tool” in the classroom. Negroponte … Continue reading

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Leaving WSIS

It’s 6pm on the final day of WSIS and I’m in the Tunis airport nursing a beer and waiting to start the long trip home. It’s been an exhausting three days, though rewarding, and I feel pretty good about the … Continue reading

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GV on Best of the Blogs

Global Voices is in a tight battle for the award for the best English Language blog in the Best of the Blogs Awards. If you’re so inclined, drop by and cast a vote for us! Or for any of the … Continue reading

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Hossein Derakshan at Expression Under Repression

Hossein “Hoder” Derakshan tells us that a clear indicator of the power of blogs in Iran is the fact that a 73-year old Ayatollah in Qom is now discovering that he needs to change his domain name periodically to avoid … Continue reading

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Nart Villeneuve at Expression Under Repression

Nart Villeneuve, director of technical research for Citizen Lab in Toronto, took the stage during a tense moment in the Expression Under Repression discussions. Rebecca announced that we’d be cancelling the planned break in the middle of our session – … Continue reading

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Isaac Mao at Expression Under Repression

Isaac Mao rounded out the trio of citizen journalists speaking at the first panel of Expression Under Repression. One of the first Chinese bloggers online, Isaac spoke with a great deal more caution than Hoder or Taurai. He’s received warnings … Continue reading

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Berkman Center on our WSIS workshop

A number of our Berkman colleagues attended the workshop Rebecca hosted and I helped organize at WSIS today. Reporting on events via their cellphones, they kept Amanda Michel at Berkman HQ up to date – her summary of their accounts … Continue reading

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Taurai Maduna at Expression Under Repression

The first panel session at Expression under Repression features three online journalists, Taurai Maduna from Kubatana.net in Zimbabwe, Isaac Mao of Blogbus.com in China, and Hossein Derakshan (hoder.com) from Iran. Taurai is the information officer from Kubatana, an organization dedicated … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks at Expression Under Repression

Yesterday, we were warned that our session could be cancelled by the Tunisian authorities. We also discovered that the session wasn’t listed in the official program guide. Today, we came to the room where the session was to be held … Continue reading

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WSIS – The Citizen’s Summit

Local and international human rights groups upset about the decision to hold the World Summit in Tunis have been planning for months to organize a counter-summit, a “citizen’s summit” where issues like the Internet and human rights – which have … Continue reading

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