Ethan Zuckerman · May, 2005

I'm an activist, blogger and geek, living in Western Massachusetts and working as director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. I previously worked as a research fellow at the Berkman Center. As co-founder of Global Voices, I'm interested in ways that citizen's media can address longstanding biases in the news media. Before working at the Berkman, I helped found Geekcorps, a non-profit organization that shipped geeks to the developing world to run Internet technology trainings. Prior to that, I was part of the team that founded Tripod, one of the early online community companies. When not blogging, researching or making trouble, I help out with Worldchanging, Open Society Institute's Information Program and other fun technology and development projects. My personal blog is “My Heart's in Accra…”

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Latest posts by Ethan Zuckerman from May, 2005

Monday World Blog Roundup

30 May 2005

It's Memorial Day in the US today, a day dedicated to remembrance of those killed and injured in military conflicts – similar to Remembrance Day in Commonweath Countries, France and Belgium. With that in mind, we begin the day's roundup with a selection of posts from Milbloggers – bloggers who...

Skypecast: Indian blogger Dina Mehta

  30 May 2005

We're proud to launch the Global Voices Skypecast series with an interview with ethnographer and blogger Dina Mehta, in Mumbai (or is it Bombay?), India. Dina and I talk about the factors that led her to become a blogger, the Indian version of the “bloggers versus journalists debate, and her...

Frederick Noronha on Blogger Certification in India

  24 May 2005

Indian Journalist Frederick Noronha has shared an article with us about speculation that the Indian government might start accrediting bloggers. Thanks, Frederick! BLOGGERS, GET GOING — OR GETTING INCORPORATED — IN INDIA? From Frederick Noronha GOA, India, May 23: Bloggers might wait for official recognition elsewhere in the globe, but...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

24 May 2005

Africa Brian at Black Star Journal worries that UN relief efforts are “damned if they do, damned if they don't”. Emeka of Timbuktu Chronicles points us to companies exploring m-banking, banking services delivered through cellphones. Ethiopundit feels “a profound degree of distrust and disgust with the ruling party” and wonders...

Second draft of Anonymous Blogging Guide

  19 May 2005

I posted, some weeks back, the first draft of a technical guide to anonymous blogging. I've gotten great feedback from folks all over the world and have just posted a second draft of the guide on the Global Voices wiki, inviting collaborators to help me improve it. If you're interested...

Help us decide who to interview!

  19 May 2005

We've recently solved a couple of long-standing technical problems and we should be able to start doing “Skypecasts” – podcasts of interviews conducted over Skype – in the next couple of weeks. As we get ready to start broadcasting, we're wondering who to talk to first. What do you –...

Monday World Blog Roundup

16 May 2005

Africa: Timbuktu Chronicles has a review of George Ayittey's Africa Unchained Brian of Black Star Journal has a history lesson on the role of Liberia in Guinea's civil strife, and the hard time the country is having in getting aid to war ravaged areas. Chippla thinks it's absurd that an...

Flags as graphs of social issues

  10 May 2005

Icaro Doria, a 25-year old Brazilian reporter for Lisbon-based Grande Reportagem magazine, has produced a beautiful set of eight images, part of a series called “Meet the World”. The images distort national flags to turn them into graphs of statistics about social and political issues. Brazil's flag becomes a map...

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