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· March, 2010

Stories about Technology from March, 2010

India: Tribals Using Cell Phones To Publish News

30 March 2010

Indian Tribals Blog reports that “dozens of citizen journalists in India’s chronically neglected tribal communities are producing and sharing audio news reports for the first time through an innovative cell phone system.”

Sri Lanka: Unbounded Crowd-sourcing Of Human Rights Violations

30 March 2010

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) discusses about the unbounded nature of a new crowd-sourcing initiative in Sri Lanka called Citizens Net. This mapping project records human rights violence on issues regarding “gender-based violence, the rights of children, the elderly and the disabled”.

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Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

29 March 2010

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Russia: Theatre Play Based on Online Conference

RuNet Echo29 March 2010

Theatre director Pavel Rudnev proposed to stage a play based on the questions of bloggers to the Russian State Duma's Speaker Boris Gryzlov during an online-press conference. Rudnev admits not only high number but also inexhaustible wit of venomous questions asked by Russian netizens.

Ukraine: Fire Destroys 20% of Hosting.ua Servers

RuNet Echo28 March 2010

Some 20% of the servers at Odessa-based Hosting.ua data center – one of the biggest in Ukraine – are reported to have been destroyed in a fire on March 27. UkrainianWatcher writes (UKR) that “tens of thousands of Ukrainian and a number of Russian sites are currently offline” and re-posts...

Russia: Top Blogger's Account Hacked

RuNet Echo26 March 2010

Livejournal account of Igor Bigdanov (aka LJ user ibigdan), one of the top RuNet bloggers, has been hacked, Bigdanov reported. The most common version of the motives of the hack – commercial. This one and several similar attacks were allegedly carried out by the so called the “Brigade of Hell”,...

India: Twestival At 7 Cities

26 March 2010

According to Blogadda, many Indian Twitterati engaged themselves yesterday in a Twitter festival dubbed ‘Twestival’ across seven cities of India simultaneously. Please check out http://twestival.blogadda.com for complete coverage of Twestival across the globe!

Russia: Website Closed By Police Order

RuNet Echo26 March 2010

20marta.ru, an opposition website dedicated to the “Day of Anger” held on March 20, was closed by police after just one day of functioning, kasparov.ru reported. According to the source, the police have sent the letter informing that the website is closed due to inciting anti-government sentiment.

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