Stories about Technology from September, 2010
Grenada: Blog Action Day
Blah Bloh Blog is ready for this year's Blog Action Day, saying: “The theme this year is WATER. Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue. An animal welfare issue. A sustainability issue.”
Russia: September 30 is Internet Day
Russian online users celebrate Internet Day in the country on September 30. This day also traditionally marks the start of the voting process for the best Internet project in the country that will be determined by the most amount of votes by the second half of November.
Russia: Landscape and Trends of Online Transparency Initiatives
Alexey Sidorenko analyzes the five main groups of the Russian transparency projects: official and semi-official transparency websites; chaotic transparency communities; online representation of civil activism NGOs; next-generation transparency and civil rights activism social networks; and Ushahidi-based projects.
Hungary: Citizens Protest Against Auchan Shopping Mall
Marietta Le posts an update on the ongoing efforts by Hungarian citizens to save the Dunakeszi marsh, which would be destroyed if Auchan Hungary's expansion continues as planned.
Jamaica: Tweetup #2
Stunner blogs about “the biggest tweetup in the history of Jamaica!”
Bahrain: Access to Political Societies Websites Blocked
Bahrain has blocked access to countless websites, blogs and the websites of political societies, ahead of parliamentary elections. Mahmood Al Yousif comments on the development here.
Russia: “Web of Justice”
The Russian Internet is presented, especially in some Western media, as being one of the few democratic forums in the country. However, these reports should be taken with a grain of salt, as it is still unclear just how much of Internet freedom the government is willing to tolerate.
Japan: Earthquake warning via mobile phone
Akky Akimoto from Asiajin introduced an earthquake early warning system via mobile phone network in Japan.
South Africa: Winners of South Africa Blog Awards 2010
The South African Blog Awards started in 2005 to showcase the best blogs in South Africa voted for by the public. The winners were announced on 25 September 2010 at the annual awards ceremony at the One & Only hotel, Cape Town. The award for the Best 2010 South Africa Blog went to Watkykjy.
South Africa: Do You Know Where Police Are Hiding?
Twitter account that exposes where police are hiding daily in South Africa!
Iran:Facebook for Art
Iranian artists have launched Iran's first ever contemporary art competition on the social networking website, Facebook.
South Africa: Self-regulation amongst bloggers
Read Guy Berger's analysis of self-regulation amongst bloggers in South Africa.
Africa: Is the African Blogosphere the New Public Sphere?
A presentation by Cameroonian blogger Dibussi Tande at the 2010 Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.
Venezuela: Blogging Throughout Legislative Elections
Daniel Duquenal blogged throughout yesterday's legislative elections, adding information as the day went by and responding to numerous comments.
Ghana: BarCamp Accra 2010
BarCamp Accra 2010 is around the corner: “I'm sure if you live in the capital, Accra, and you do not know yet of Bar Camps, then you obviously have not been listening.”
Africa: Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010
Tweets from Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010 taking place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Russia: Controversy On Twitter Use in the Government
Russian General Prosecutor's Office registered [RUS] a Twitter-account @genproc [RUS]. Previously [RUS], Federal Anti-monopoly Service got @rus_fas [RUS] account. While more than 20 high [RUS] Russian officials already started tweeting, country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sceptical about the new media which it considers an “information weapon.”
Belarus President Refused to Start a Blog
Blogger pilgrim-67 sarcastically comments [RUS] on Alexander Lukashenko's decision not to start a blog [RUS]: “That's a pity. I would be excited to read about Belarus cows and gaz wars in his blog […] I think his blog would be more lively than Medvedev's.”
Thailand: Photo of Thai keyboard
A yfrog photo shows a Thai keyboard developed by a Cambodian.
Myanmar: BarCamp Mandalay 2011
After the successful Barcamp Yangon 2010 in Myanmar, preparations are now being made for the BarCamp Mandalay 2011. The event also has a Facebook page.
D.R. of Congo: Okapi Radio, Winner of “Free Media Pioneer” Awards
The International Press Insitute (IPI) has granted Okapi Radio, the UN Radio in D.R. of Congo, with a "Free Media Pioneer" Award. The radio has been broadcasting since February 2002 to contribute to the peace-building process in DRC.