I'm Ramata Soré from West Africa. I'm a Burkinabe journalist, who lives and works in Burkina Faso. In 2001 I got a masters in information and communication sciences and techniques at the University of Ouagadougou where I continued studying and, in 2002, completed a DESS in environmental sciences and specialised in multimedia. This explains my interest in ICTs and the reason I joined Yam Pukri, a Burkina ICT Association, and APC-Women (Association for Progressive Communications). All these organisations strive to help Africans understand the new technologies.
I try to convey my interest in ICTs to other journalists by teaching.
I have received awards in various subjects related to these technologies, and edit a page on this issue periodically in my journal called L’Événement. I have a personal blog:
Latest posts by Ramata Sore
Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer of biofuels, and whether ordinary people, in particular the farmers, will benefit.
In Burkina Faso, blogging is more than a pastime. It is the eyes and ears of thousands of net users. That's why from October 11th to the 17th, during the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's internet connection was cut in order to prevent those commemorating...