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· February, 2011

Stories about Technology from February, 2011

28 February 2011

Philippines: Laptop registration proposal

Turks & Caicos, Barbados: Disappearing Blog

Argentina: Hackathons and Budget Transparency in Bahía Blanca

Technology for Transparency Network

As we have witnessed in the last month, there are moments in civic life that drive citizens to change and challenge institutions, to create solutions and to express their concerns...

Zambia: Minister Uses Facebook to Announce Government Policies

Zambia’s education minister Dora Siliya who is also ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) spokesperson, has in the last few months used Facebook to make important government policy announcements as...

27 February 2011

Chile: Remembering 8.8-magnitude earthquake with tweets from Feb. 27, 2010

Cambodia: Who Ordered the Blocking of Opposition Websites?

Since January, certain anti-government websites have been inaccessible in Cambodia. Service providers blame it on technical issues while the government claims it does not promote censorship. But media groups leaked...

China: 50 Cent Party's Fake Retweet

Azerbaijan: Great People's Day

26 February 2011

Armenia: Social Networks for Social Revolution?

With uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world, the extra-parliamentary opposition in Armenia is now seeking to replicate events in the former Soviet republic, and not least...

Russia: Bloggers Deconstruct Isolationist Propaganda

RuNet Echo

As Russia is approaching another election cycle (in 2011 Russians are supposed to elect the Parliament and in 2012 – the president) the voices of state propagandists get louder. The...

Russia: Internet Freedom As Cold War 2.0

RuNet Echo

Gregory Asmolov analyzes bloggers' reactions to the Internet Freedom speech by Hillary Clinton.

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