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· March, 2011

Stories about Technology from March, 2011

Cuba: Implications of the Alan Gross trial

In half-wired, blogger Ellery Biddle analyzes the Alan Gross case and the potential of ICT's in Cuba: “First, who decides what constitutes a crime? While Cuban courts say that Gross...

Puerto Rico: Interview of La Acera's team

Listen to the interview of the team behind the collective blog La Acera [es] in which they talk about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, and the Internet as a potential space...

An Interview with Andy Carvin

With 40,000 Twitter followers and a dedicated stream of local sources, Andy Carvin has become a first stop on Twitter for news throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In...

Russia, Japan: Sakhalin Residents’ and Chernobyl Survivors’ Reactions to Fukushima

Ksenya Semenova writes on OpenDemocracy.net about the reactions of Sakhalin residents to the situation in Japan: “I have some friends in Japan […]. From their relations and from the internet...

Syria: Egyptian-American Tweep Accused of Spying

Egyptian-American Twitter user Muhammed Radwan (@battuta) was arrested in Syria and paraded on Syrian Television as a spy who is accused of allegedly visiting "Israel in secret and confessed to...

Kenya: Zingua Kingozi: Political Search Engine

Zindua Kiongozi is a political search engine in Kenya: “Aspiring politicians-young and old- now have a platform from which they can shape their message to an online audience of supporters....

Uganda: State House Website Hacked

The website of the State House in Uganda has been hacked, Lisa reports.

Brazil: The Cost of Financing Culture

Recent news that the Brazilian Ministry of Culture has authorized famous singer Maria Bethânia to raise R$ 1.3 million tax free (Brazilian reais - approximately US$ 777,000) to create a...

Russia: Unexpected Results of Radiation Mapping

The crowdsourcing project of mapping radiation levels in Russia measured by private dosimeters not only became an interesting case of digital activism, but also showed some effects its creators didn’t...

Bahamas: BTC Privatized

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe says that the government's privatization of the public phone company “deserves a hip, hip, hooray!”

Kenya: Vote for Nairobi Nights Blog

Vote for me: “I have been nominated for The Deutsche Welle International Best Of Blogs Awards. Deutsche Welle is Germany's international broadcaster. As they say on their website : The...

Nigeria: Blogger Arrested for Allegedly Blackmailing a Politician

The Nigerian federal security enforcement agency, State Security Service (SSS), recently arrested Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe, a Nigerian blogger who runs 247 Ureports, for allegedly attempting to blackmail Mrs. Uche Ekwunife,...

Cameroon: Government Interferes With Internet Service

Ingenieris.net [fr], a Cameroonian information website focused on ICT news, announced [fr] on March 24, 2011, that the Cameroonian government intends to request Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country to register...

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Gets Social

The United States Embassy in Uganda is now active in the social media sphere, providing updates on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In a speech launching the initiative, Ambassador Jerry Lanier...

Colombia: Columnist Threatens to Sue Twitter User for Slander

Political website La Silla Vacía summarizes [es] the online fight between columnist Ernesto Yamhure (@eyamhure), a staunch supporter of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, and Twitter user Nicolás González (@nicoagonzalez)....

Cuba: Whither the Internet?

“A ghost runs around Cuba: the Internet ghost”: Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado explains.

Brazil: Satirical Video pokes fun at famous singer's blog

The Javipior blog has made video spoof on the upcoming poetry blog [pt] by Brazilian singer Maria Bethânia, estimated at R$ 1.3 million tax free (Brazilian reais – approximately US$...

Cuba: Courage of Journalists

“There are currently no Cuban independent journalists in the Castro gulag…” but that doesn't fool Uncommon Sense into thinking that there is a free press.

Côte d'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo Facebook Fan Page Deleted

Claudus Kouadio revealed in a blog post [fr] on March 23, 2011, that the Facebook fan page of Laurent Gbagbo – the incumbent Côte d'Ivoire president who refuses to step down...

Philippines: Manila Twestival

Proceeds from the Manila Twestival which will take place today will go to JeepneED. The group aims to provide mobile science and tech materials for rural schools in the Philippines.

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