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· September, 2007

Stories about Technology from September, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon

Trinidad-born Frances-Anne Solomon is a blogger and award winning filmmaker who has just completed her most recent project, A Winter Tale. Set in the violent downtown Toronto community of Parkdale,...

Maldives: Facebook and blogs used to organize vigil to remember torture victim

On 19 September 2003 a conflict among some inmates of Maafushi Jail in the Maldives led to 12 of them being isolated from their cells. Among the isolated was Hassan...

Palestine: Bathroom Application?

Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.

Ghana: Open Source evangelism in Ghana

Odzangba is excited about the increasing use of open source software at the University of Ghana: “It seems the whoever is in charge of open source evangelism here in the...

Myanmar: Internet Blocked

The follwing post is from a Burmese blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. There have been massive support from Myanmar bloggers for the current protest activities, and the whole Myanmar...

Myanmar: Information Blackout

Blog of Nyein Chan Yar writes that internet, landline and mobile connections are going down in Myanmar.

Egypt: Beware of US Tapping

“Now that the U.S. is tapping domestic phone calls people need to watch what they say, not because they have anything to hide but because in the course of an...

Bahrain: Happy Birthday Google

Al Dirazi from Bahrain wishes Google a happy ninth birthday.

Myanmar: Citizen Journalism

Bangkok Parlour on Citizen Journalism in Myanmar. “Citizen journalism has arrived in Burma. And, while the risks to those who courageously capture the deplorable realities of life today in Burma...

Costa Rica: Frustrations with Telecommunications

Competition in telecommunications is supposed to lower fees and improve service. However, Fusil de Chispas [ES] does not see it that way and provides examples of customer complaints.

Indonesia: Bloggers Gathering

Unspun says Indonesian first ever large scale bloggers gathering, Pesta Blogger, will be on October 27 in Jakarta.

Chile: Microsoft's School of the Future in Peñalolén

Luis Ramirez writes about Microsoft's new “School of the Future” that was launched in the municipality of Peñalolén, which is only one in 12 schools that will implement this educational...

Philippines: Corruption scandal reaches the presidential palace

A $330 million national broadband network deal between the Philippine government and ZTE firm from China. Critics describe the contract as overpriced, unnecessary and disadvantageous to the Philippines. Tales of...

Sri Lanka: Technology and Burma

LIRNEasia on technology giving the world a rare view of Myanmar's rage.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Secret Interview

Caribbean Free Radio snags the first-ever interview with the secret blogger claiming to be the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.

Polish computer programmer arrested for Google Bombing

The 23-years old Polish computer programmer Marek W. might face up to three years in prison for having created a Googlebombing software linking Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s website to the...

Africa: The problem with e-commerce in Africa

Erik Hersman discusses the problem with e-commerce in Africa: “A lack of true online payment options is crippling African e-commerce, and South Africa is no exception.”

Thought Leader: An Editorial Blog

The South Africa's Mail & Guardian online has been experimenting with new media through their 3-step blogging strategy. The first part of the strategy was the launching of the South...

Culture and Art with an Iranian Accent

Sepideh Saremi is editor of Pars Arts, a collaborative citizen media project covering culture and art related topics in Iran. Saremi talks with Global Voices about the project, its goals...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging Against Abuse

“Abuse is all over, in many forms. If anything, citizen media can highlight abuse…”: KnowProSE.com gets a jump on Blog Against Abuse Day, which will be observed tomorrow.

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