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· March, 2014

Stories about Technology from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.

28 March 2014

GV Face: How to Make Videos for Advocacy and Change with Witness and Rising Voices

GV Face

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories with cameras - or your phone? Then you need to watch this GV Face!

China Strengthens Censorship on Foreign TV Online

Companies will now have to employ government-approved censors to green light videos before they can be broadcast online.

27 March 2014

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

26 March 2014

The Night the Lights Went Out in Jamaica: Politician Freed of Corruption Charges

The dropping of charges against a former minister of Parliament in a corruption scandal involving the distribution of light bulbs, has Jamaicans discussing whether the judicial system has a bias.

Brazilian Congress Approves Pioneering Bill of Rights for Internet Users

25 March 2014

First Tweet from President of Madagascar is the Ultimate Meta Tweet

Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights Ignites Storm of Posts

3 Ways Mobile Money Transfer Has Changed Kenyans’ Lives

Kenyans on Twitter explain how M-Pesa, a mobile-phone based money transfer and micro-finance service, has changed their lives since the service was introduced seven years ago.

How Russians Are Outsmarting Internet Censorship

RuNet Echo

RuNet activists have created a sophisticated system of censorship evasion and counter-attack, which can potentially make life hard for both censors and pro-Kremlin websites.

19 March 2014

Flipboard Adds Global Voices to Local Content Guides

Starting this month, Global Voices (in different languages) will be recommended to the millions of people who use an app called Flipboard on their tablets and smartphones.

18 March 2014

Macedonian Government to Introduce Internet Filtering

Is There Anything More Public Than Twitter?

The Bridge

What are the ethics of publishing a tweet without permission? A Buzzfeed report on sexual assaults stirs trouble in the twitterverse.

11th Century Kannada Literature Available On Wikisource

The Appeal of WeChat and Self-Media in China

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