Stories from 5 September 2010
Mark Notaras and Citt Williams bring Tajik women's viewpoint on climate change in OurWorld 2.0 blog. “The way that individual people perceive climate change is complex. Climate change impacts are not simply good or bad. They can be both, as demonstrated in this Our World 2.0 video-brief showcasing the perspectives...
Controversy surrounding new Information Systems Crime Law ends after the Jordanian government responds to criticism and amends the law. Bloggers and Twitter users react in this post.
Bosnian police have found the girl who appeared on YouTube video throwing puppies to a river, thanks to animal protection organization's tips and online citizens who helped pinpoint location and identity of the young girl from video footage.
On August 10, a 1-hour cyber-event was organized by Biblioredes, a Chilean network of public libraries. The cyber-event was hosted on Twitter and positioned the hashtag #biblioteca (#library) as a worldwide trending topic in a matter of hours. The event aimed to raise the profile of libraries as institutions of learning in a digital world.
An interview of Barry Childs, the founder Africa Bridge, talking about Africa Bridge work with farmers and children in ruralTanzania.
Tom's dream about Maker Faire Africa 2011: “I have a little dream that we could use the Maker Faire Africa gathering in 2011 or 2012 as a place to bring together the African grassroots bicycle sector.”
Videos from Maker Faire Africa 2010: “The following videos provides impressions of the Maker Faire and gives some Makers the chance to present their projects.”
“This week's deadly unrest in Mozambique became a global news story in part because reporters and citizen journalists used new media and social networking tools,” Mohammed Keita reports.
In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook appears to be increasingly the platform of choice. GV author Keta Haluha provides a definitive overview of Facebook links about East Timor
The 2010 BarCamp Phnom Penh, which will take place on September 25 and 26, is expected to gather around 1,000 IT enthusiasts. This will be the third BarCamp event in Cambodia since 2008
vhsoy posts a video of imprisoned video blogging Azerbaijani youth activist Emin Milli speaking at a forum in the House of Commons in 2008. Emin Milli was detained in July the following year, along with fellow activist Adnan Hajizade, before being sentenced to 2.5 in prison that November on what...
A 62-year-old Japanese man, known as uncle Yamashita, rollerbladed across the United States from the east to the west coast. During his 6000 km journey he tweeted @kenyamashita62 [ja] and was in contact with his supporters through Facebook [ja, en]. A group of friends also followed his adventure at two...