30 March 2005

Stories from 30 March 2005

Sokwanele Blog in Zimbabwe

  30 March 2005

Zimbabwe is preparing for parliamentary elections tomorrow. The outcome is hardly in doubt. Most observers expect Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party to win in a landslide, garnering at least 75% of votes. This is not because Zanu-PF is especially popular, but because the election process is believed to be so...

Elina Karakulova in Bishkek

  30 March 2005

The recent events in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, have been somewhat difficult for outside observers to understand. Unlike the Orange revolution in Ukraine, where sustained, widespread opposition protests led to the overturning of fraudulent election results and a new government, a very rapid series of events following parliamentary elections caused Askar Akaev's...

Freedom to Connect

  30 March 2005

I'm currently in Washington D.C. at the Freedom to Connect conference. There is a live audio stream and live chat, linked from the top of the conference website. The conference tagline: "The future of telecommunications is in play. Freedom to Connect will shape the debate." I'll be speaking on Global...