· October, 2007

Stories about Development from October, 2007

Bloggers’ Notes From Web2forDev Conference

  2 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.

Botswana: The Nata Blog at UN conference

  1 October 2007

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.”

China: Lunquan Land Expropriation

  1 October 2007

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...

Laos: Dam And Flooding

  1 October 2007

New Mandala analyzes a dam construction project by a Chinese company in Laos and the impact it will have on the locals.

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