Radio (and other things): The Monday Round-Up
- Radio has become an important tool in post-independence South Sudan. A tool NDItech has used there in the past.
- In Paraguay, Radio Viva is helping connect communities to new technologies.
- UNESCO talks about the importance of radio.
- Frontline SMS celebrates World Radio Day in London.
- Radio had a role in the post-election crisis in Cote d'Ivorie.
- In fact, here's a whole book on innovative uses of radio in rural settings.
Here are some other things happening in the past week:
- Iran tightened its control on the Internet, blocking email clients and encrypted Internet traffic as China continues to stifle communications in Tibet.
- Burma is considering a new law that could roll back strict censorship laws in place for 50 years.
- Open Society Foundation looks at some successful ways Ugandan organizations are using social media.
- Zeynep Tufekci questions the online-offline distrinction, while this report looks at how technology fits into one rural Mexican village.
- Fidel Castro is apparently a fan of the Internet.
- Microsoft is offering a new service, Campaign Live, to simplify online and mobile application-building for political campaigns.
- The latest surviellance technology trade show starts today, see which governments are attending.
- Mobile technology is here to stay, but is it overhyped? And could it actually be hurting the poorest of the poor?
- USAID thinks mobile money is better than cash.
- Forbes created a Top 20 list of African Tech Start-Ups.
- This map shows the ratio of mobile phones-to-fixed lines around the world.
- In Pakistan, USAID focused their revamped website on transparency and the Hosh Media platform encourages great citizen reporting.
- Al Jazeera tells the story of the Egyptian Revolution from Twitter.
- Data has become the hip new fad for economist and technologists alike.
- Our friends at the iHub get ready for their second birthday with this great infograph of how far they've come.
- Best practices for Transparency have begun to emerge as Sierra Leone jumps on the accountability bandwagon. There are many pilot projects working in this area all around the world.
- This New York Times article looks at one way to stay digitally secure when traveling to China.
And finally, Social Media Week hits cities around the world today, just in time for Valentine's Day.
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