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· April, 2011

Stories about Technology from April, 2011

Nigeria: Nigerian Governor on Twitter

Nigerian Governor Kayode Fayemi is on Twitter, Nigerian blogger Lord Banks reports.

India: 3G Mobile Technology And Rural India

Anonna Dutt at YouthKiAwaaz writes how 3G can change the face of rural India.

Cuba: Ferrer Held

According to Uncommon Sense and Babalu, Dr. Darsi Ferrer and other activists were arrested today “during a protest in which they were calling for the Castro dictatorship to allow Cubans...

Honduras to Implement ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Program

RNS in Honduras Politics and Culture says that the plan to give one XO laptop to every child in Honduras “would be ideal for deployment in Honduras.” However, the blogger...

Rwanda: Ask Rwandan President Questions on YouTube

On May 5, 2011 President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will be the first African leader to be interviewed on YouTube World View. World View is a series of monthly interviews...

Iraq: Is Saddam Still Alive?

Saddam Hussein is making the rounds on social media, with a new recording claiming that the Iraqi dictator is alive and well and that his double Mikhail was the one...

Armenia: Pseudo-patriotism and flag burning

Unzipped comments on the creation of a Facebook page by some students in Armenia calling for the “virtual burning” of the flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey. The blog says it...

Malaysia: DiGi WWWOW Award

Digi has launched the DiGi WWWOW Award, it's 1st people’s choice Internet awards for Malaysians by Malaysians.

Ukraine: Memories and Photos of Chernobyl in August 1986

Aleksandr Strannik (LJ user av-strannik) arrived at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in mid-August of 1986, some four months after the April 26 blast at Reactor #4, to assist in...

Philippines: Invisible paintings in a Manila museum

Artist Edd Aragon's ‘invisible’ paintings are on display today in a Manila museum. The artist used a unique paint formula that allows him to paint under UV (ultraviolet) light.

Malaysia: Cost of 1Malaysia email

Malaysiakini gathers reactions in Malaysia to the report that the planned 1Malaysia email will also entail some cost for users who will access some of its value added services.

Kuwait: Blogger Wins a Lawsuit

Congrats are pouring in after Kuwait-based blogger Lebanese Mark won a lawsuit. He was sued by a restaurant for a review he posted in his blog.

Featured Author and Translator: Asteris Masouras

In this Global Voices contributor interview, author and translator Asteris Masouras talks about how he started writing for the site. Based in Thessaloniki, Greece, Asteris has been writing for Global...

Russia: Kidnapping of Ivan Kaspersky

Julia Ioffe of The Moscow Diaries (now hosted on Forbes.com) writes about the kidnapping of Ivan Kaspersky, the 19-year-old son of the founders of the Russian computer security company Kaspersky...

Ethiopia: Read Latest Posts By Ethiopian Bloggers

Are you interested to know what is going on in Ethiopia at the moment? Read the latest posts by resident Ethiopian bloggers here.

Cuba: Right to the Internet

“Any ‘supposition’ about what a farmer should do on Google, or in the furrow, is called control over the free actions of another, personal choice and individual freedom”: Octavo Cerco...

Cuba: The “Queen of Incredulity”

1Click2Cuba profiles Claudia Cadelo, “one of the best-known members of the Cuban blogging community.”

Russia: Communist Party Leads Social Networks Activity Rating

Nikolay Podosokorskiy analyzes [ru] activity of Russian political parties in the social networks. According to his brief research, ruling party “United Russia” is one of the closest and inactive parties...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Best Practices of Crowd Funding

Anton Nossik publishes [ru] 5 rules of successful crowd funding: 1.it should have an aim, 2. it should be transparent, 3. it should be tested before launch, 4. it should also...

Kenya: Poets and Writers Meet in Nairobi

Poets and writers meet in Nairobi, Njeri Wangari reports: “Last Saturday, 23rd April was the inaugural POWO event – a forum for Poets and Writers that seeks to encourage Kenyan...

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