Stories about Development from October, 2007
Web2forDev is the first conference on participatory web for rural development, which took place from 25-27 September 2007 in Rome, Italy. Bloggers who were covering the event included African journalists who were blogging both in English and French at the Web2forDev blog.
Manuel Alvarez-Rivera of Global Economy Matters provides an extensive background on the political situation in Ukraine and posts updates on the Sept. 30 general election.
The Nata blog from Nata village in Botswana is featured on two seminars at a UN conference on ICT: “Pictured above is Melody Jenkins presenting the Nata website at 9'oclock this morning to an international audience at the Global Conference on ICT and Youth for Development.”
Memedia has a special issue on Lunquan land expropriation story(zh). Local villagers are fighting against the government's illegal land expropriation. Even though the central government has showed concern over the forced farm land expropriation in the district earlier this year, the local government continued to destroy the farm land. Bloggers...
Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on a newly constructed Piano House in Anhui Huainan.
New Mandala analyzes a dam construction project by a Chinese company in Laos and the impact it will have on the locals.