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· August, 2010

Stories about Technology from August, 2010

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

Africa: 10 Most Influential African Fashion Websites

MyWeku brings you 10 of the most influential African fashion websites that cover clothing and accessories and bring timely reports on fashion shows, promoting African fabrics and fashion trends.

Peru: Site Uses Crowdsourcing to Report Thefts

Juan Arellano writes [es] about quenoteroben.pe [es], a site that allows users to report thefts in Lima using Google Maps technology. The post includes two video interviews with the site...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More dialogue through film

With national television in Armenia and Azerbaijan controlled by the authorities or government-linked individuals, there is little opportunity for independent reporting. Now more objective and human interest stories can be...

Nicaragua: The Result of the 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media

The 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media took place on August 12 and 13 in Managua, Nicaragua. Here we summarize the even't results through images, podcasts, videos and blogs.

Western Europe: A journey through tech for transparency projects

Sylwia Presley takes us on a tour of technology for transparency projects in Western Europe.

Ghana: Former President Connects With People On Facebook

It has been almost a year and half since John Kufuor respectfully handed over power to Ghanaian President Atta Mills. Despite leaving office, Kufuor still sees the need to communicate...

Zambia: Abuse of copyright rules online

Malama Katulwende comments on the recent abuse of copyright by tZambian Watchdog and Lusaka Times websites and the issues it raises on the legal and ethical practice of the the...

Latin America: Blogging at Los Superdemokraticos

Coinciding with several Bicentennial Independence celebrations in Latin America, from June to October 2010 German and Latin American bloggers [es] will be writing for Los Superdemokraticos about their “daily lifes...

Cuba: Interrogation

Luis Felipe Rojas blogs about his detainment by the Cuban authorities and says: “I think about the path that has brought this country the totalitarian power that is eating away...

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010: First Day

Photos and first day account of Maker Faire Africa 2010: “This year, besides having jua kali creators from Kenya, we also have makers from Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and...

Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup...

East Timor: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Images

Steve Song shares a set of photos from field work on a project that intends to narrow the gap in access to communications in East Timor – Dili Village Telco.

Russia: Online Cooperation as an Alternative for Government?

Gregory Asmolov analyzes causes of the highly successful cooperation within the Russian online community during the recent wildfires crisis and examines whether online collaboration can provide a sustainable alternative for...

Latin America: Blog Day Celebrated through Web Conferences

Celebrate Blog Day today with a day long online summit. The III Virtual Blogger Encounter will have speakers from Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia and Spain engaging through webcams with an international...

Guatemala: Attack Against a Blog?

Luis Figueroa reports [es] that blogger Guillermo Pineda wrote on Twitter, “My blog in WordPress.com was hacked. Anyone knows if I can recover it? #Hacked #Wordpress.” Luis wonders if this...

Pakistan: Live Blogging Flood Relief Mission To Thatta Region

Teeth Maestro live blogs a flood relief mission to Thatta Region in Pakistan via CoveritLive and documents the journey live via GPS. “I believe that is the only way to...

Togo: Computer Camp in Togo

Life of an American volunteer in Togo:”In the beginning of June, we held our computer camp! The boys came the first three days and the girls came the three days...

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Catherine Wentworth discusses the procedure and her experience of learning the Thai language through Skype.

Philippines: “Hong Kong, our apology for what happened”

The recent hostage-taking of Hong Kong nationals in Manila, which has roused worldwide indignation over the bloodshed, has led Filipinos to write apologies via a Facebook page.

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