Top NGOs and visualizing everything: The Monday Round-Up
Last week was focused on Internet Freedom issues here in the US, with the Internet-based protests led by Wikipedia, and the shut-down of the file-sharing site Megaupload. In case you missed them, here are some things from elsewhere in the world:
- A new collaborative documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, will tell the story of last years Egyptian Revolution through the experiences of citizens on the ground using their videos, tweets, and testimony.
- The Council of the Americas has created a very useful guide to crowdsourcing projects in Latin America.
- This graphic by IBM illustrates the use of Mobile Phones in Africa.
- XKCD takes on the issue of sustainability.
- On Wednesday, the European Commission will discuss a proposed "right to be forgotten" online.
- Internews and the World Bank have teamed up to map how media impacts on a country's development.
- The Kabul Innovation Lab, a three-day event, began today to explore the role ICT innovation has in moving Afghanistan forward. Javid Hamdard provides a brief summary of the telecommunication landscape of Afghanistan today.
- The Southern African Migration Program at Queens University reports on how social media can engage diaspora populations.
- In South Sudan, the World Food Program and the Government of Luxembourgh are finding innovative ways to fill the communication gaps in emergency reposonse with their emergency.lu platform.
- The Wall Street Journal looks at Hackers-For-Hire, and just how easy it is to hire one.
- The Global Journal released its list of Top 100 Best NGOs, including some familiar names. Congrats to Ushahidi (#10), Frontline SMS (#47), and TED (#71)!
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