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· February, 2011

Stories about Technology from February, 2011

24 February 2011

Pakistan: TEDx Events Proliferating

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part III)

In the last part of a series on WikiLeaks and Cuba, author Elaine Díaz analyzes the content of cables regarding the Cuban opposition and the role of bloggers.

China: The Risk of Shutting Up Sina Weibo is Zero!?

The reaction of the Chinese government towards the anonymous “Jasmine Revolution” message circulated around overseas dissident websites and Twitter has alerted investment banks’ analysts to cut the rating of Sina's...

“We Are Not Ants”: New Book Promotes Educated Optimism

No Somos Hormigas (We Are Not Ants) is a book and online platform; a Spanish-language project devoted to "educated optimism." Global Voices is mentioned in the book and online as...

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2011

More than 4,000 participants attended Barcamp Yangon 2011 in Myanmar which made it one of the biggest Barcamps in the region. The Xanga website was banned after a speaker (whose...

23 February 2011

Pakistan: Facebook And Fundamentalism

Poland: Prosecuted Blogger Hopes For a Different Verdict

Jakub Górnicki continues to report on the case of Łukasz Kasprowicz, a Polish blogger who was sued for defamation by a local official and is now banned from blogging by...

South Africa: JamiiX set to be the next Ushahidi

Puerto Rico: Best Blogs 2010

China: Playing Revolution on Twitter

Two small protests on Sunday have been declared the beginning of China's own revolution, and yes, it all started on Twitter. Many felt leading up to the protests that they...

Haiti: Can News Ever Be Impartial?

Cuba: The Memory of Zapata

Bahrain: Jailed Blogger Ali Abdulemam Free

Jailed Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam is finally free. The news was welcomed by netizens from around the world, as tweeps posted pictures of a smiling Ali being greeted by family...

Europe: EU and Social Media

22 February 2011

Egypt: Social Media in the Middle East as a Tool for Incremental Change

In this post, we reflect on Egyptian blogger Hani Morsi's writing about technology driven activism and the role social media plays in providing incremental societal change. Hani's core argument focuses...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Outcry Over Molestation Charges

Jamaica, Haiti: Insensitive Treatment?

Libya: Why was Gaddafi Late?

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. Libya's dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is now speaking on State TV. In the wait leading up to his speech, tweeple...

Africa: Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation

Africa: How tech entrepreneurs can succeed in Africa