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John Liebhardt

I am a Librarian at an academic library in the United States.

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24 February 2011

Yemen: At the Boiling Point? (Video)

President Saleh of Yemen has begun offering concessions to opposition protesters, ordering security forces to protect demonstrators. But most people don't appear ready to take the ruler at his word....

23 February 2011

Libya: Feeling the Iron Fist in Tripoli (Videos)

What is happening in Tripoli? Afraid of levels of violence Muammar Al Gaddafi will inflict on the city while clinging to power, Libyans -- and the rest of the world...

22 February 2011

Yemen: Bullets, Screams and Sirens (Video)

Breaking reports from Yemen's capital Sanaa claim that at least one university student has been killed and many others wounded in late-night fights with pro-government forces.

Yemen: Walking the Walk, One More Protester Dies (Videos)

A teenager was shot and killed in Aden, Yemen on Monday, February 21, 2011 as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in four separate cities on the 11th day of...

21 February 2011

Libya: Death Before Liberty (Videos)

Since the uprising against the rule of Libya's Muammar Al Gaddafi, a dedicated group of people have been sending their videos and photos to the outside world so we can...

Voices from Libya: “It's a massacre” (Audio)

The online group feb17voices has begun interviewing and collecting audio testimonies of people throughout Libya. What they've created is a very personal and immediate perspective of the protests and how...

Libya: “Tonight is the night. TONIGHT.”

Events in Libya can no longer be termed just anti-government protests. Fighting with anything from heavy weapons to clubs and sticks has broken out throughout certain cities between defecting members...

20 February 2011

Algeria: Protesters Hurt as Police Try to Halt Demonstration

Algeria's government attempted to stave off a second large demonstration at May 1 Square on Saturday, February 19. A large police presence kept downtown Algiers open, but several protesters were...

19 February 2011

Yemen: Another Life Claimed on Eighth Day of Protests

Protests in Yemen against President Ali Abdullah Saleh entered into an eighth day on Saturday with more demonstrations throughout much of the country. Clashes between protesters and the military seem...

Libya: Benghazi Rises Against Gaddafi (Updated)

News organizations and people on the ground have reported that Libya's army have shot at demonstrators in Benghazi protesting against the 42-year-rule of Muammar Al Gaddafi. Located 1,400km east of...

3 February 2010

A ‘climate of fear’ at the Thai-Burma border

Conversations for a Better World

Between 1.5-2 million Burmese refugees live in Thailand. For many reasons, this young, traumatized population knows little about reproductive health, which underscores the need for peer health educators and improvements...

As Liberia stabilizes, youth begin to talk about sex

Conversations for a Better World

As Liberia continues to emerge from its horrific civil war, many fear the combination of extreme poverty and risky sexual decisions will increase the country's HIV/AIDS rate and the number...

2 February 2010

India: Bridging the information gap on sexuality

Conversations for a Better World

YP Foundation in India is working online and offline to help inform young people about often hush-hush topics like gender, sexuality, reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS.

13 January 2010

Kenya: During severe drought, a role model emerges

Conversations for a Better World

People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.

24 November 2009

Can ICTs aid small-scale farmers?

The Future of ICT for Development

The world's small-scale farmers grow a large amount of food and provide many important jobs in rural areas. However, they do their work at great economic and environmental risk. How...

9 November 2009

Uganda & Kenya: In Search of e-Governance

The Future of ICT for DevelopmentTechnology for Transparency Network

Good governance has been linked to gains in economic and human development. Governments have begun using technologies to offer more citizen services, expand transparency and make information more accessible. We...

3 November 2009

The future of ICT4D: How soon is now?

The Future of ICT for Development

In the final of three posts on the future of ICTs for development, we examine a few projects that could change the way people leverage technology in rural areas.

20 October 2009

ICT4D: When mobile phones link with computers

The Future of ICT for Development

In the second of three posts, we ask: How are new technologies changing the field of ICT4D? Will linking computers to portable phones benefit human development in the developing world?

12 October 2009

What future for ICT4D?

The Future of ICT for Development

We know the capacity of mobile phones to affect human development. But that is last year's news. Some thinkers argue that we are on the verge of another round of...

5 October 2009

ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge

The Future of ICT for Development

Practitioners of indigenous knowledge increasingly use the media to exchange ideas and publicize traditional learning to the larger world. What happens when such local practices go global?

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