Monthly Archives: May 2006

links for 2006-05-25

MediaShift . Digging Deeper::Blogs, Wiki, Google Bomb Used to Free Egyptian Activist | PBS The total cost of launching a global human rights campaign using digital tools: $0 (tags: egypt freespeech globalvoices humanrights) Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | … Continue reading

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Global Voices Podcast. InFREAKINGcredible.

Most days that begin at 4am are, by definition, not good ones. But after bringing Rachel to a 6am plane at Albany airport, driving home and firing up the laptop, my iTunes downloaded the latest Global Voices podcast, Georgia Popplewell’s … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-24

TLC Africa Magazine Useful travel advice for Liberia (tags: liberia africa) OLPC – a photoset on Flickr Photoset of the One Laptop Per Child/sub-$100 laptop (tags: olpc) Ethiopia suspected of blocking opposition blogs – Yahoo! News AFP story on Ethiopia … Continue reading

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Blogging anonymously from Ethiopia

I received a comment on yesterday’s post regarding the apparent blocking of Blogspot blogs in Ethiopia from Alex, who is evidently an Ethiopian blogger. He offered the following: While we are getting increasingly worried about the freedom of the web … Continue reading

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DifficultTravel.com. If you build it, I will come.

I realize I’m not a great target market, but I have a great business idea that invite you, the reader, to launch this service and I promise I’ll be a loyal and dedicated client. The business: DifficultTravel.com Any travel website … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-23

Janet Haven: Why Camp Darfur in Second Life Gets On My Nerves Janet on SL Camp Darfur – games give you choices, precisely what refugees lack… (tags: darfur secondlife africa immweb) John Palfrey � Blog Archive � How Digital Natives … Continue reading

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Ethiopia “pioneers” cybercensorship in sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers who study internet filtering and censorship have focused much of their attention on countries in Asia and the Middle East. A quick glance at the “case studies” page of the Open Net Initiative (operated, in part, by the Berkman … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-20

Oneworld Multimedia :: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere :: May :: 2006 Great post from Onnik on Eurovision and the controversy over Armenia’s entrant… too Turkish? (tags: armenia music media globalvoices) Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Gary Younge discusses … Continue reading

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Not my next charitable project…

It’s not uncommon for me to get phonecalls from West Africa from people I don’t know well… or sometimes don’t know at all. I’ve met a lot of people in my time living and working in Accra and sometimes I … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-19

Independent Online Edition > Africa Excellent story on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reformist finance minister of Nigeria (tags: nigeria economics politics africa) BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigerian president will step down Awfully good news – a third term for Obasanjo would … Continue reading

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