Monthly Archives: April 2006

China in Africa – from undercoverage to cliche in under a year?

A year ago, talking with Abe McLaughlin, Christian Science Monitor’s brilliant Africa correspondent, we both mentioned that we thought China’s role in Africa was an important and tragically undercovered story. Since that conversation, the story’s gotten a lot of ink, … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Blogs and bloggers, Media | 5 Comments

links for 2006-04-29

SketchUp – Download Google’s free 3D modeling tool… not yet for Mac, alas (tags: google todo secondlife immweb) The Forgotten Voices of Darfur at The Black Iris of Jordan Excellent post from Black Iris on the Darfur crisis, talking in … Continue reading

Posted in links | Comments Off on links for 2006-04-29

Jim Fruchterman for Development Idol!

The good folks at the Center for Global Development – a research center my late mentor Dick Sabot helped found – are running their annual Commitment to Development Award. Designed to honor a person who’s had a major influence in … Continue reading

Posted in Developing world, ICT4D | Comments Off on Jim Fruchterman for Development Idol!

Blogs before the rally

The Save Darfur coalition, an association of 130 religious, human rights and humanitarian organizations, has organized a rally in Washington DC tomorrow. Based on the number of friends who’ve told me they’ll be at the event, and other friends and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing world | Comments Off on Blogs before the rally

links for 2006-04-28

br23 blog – minsk, belarus � Blog Archive � My Chernobyl a personal reminiscence of the Chernobyl disaster (tags: belarus blogs) MediaShift . Free Hao Wu::Blogosphere Unites to Help Jailed Chinese Filmmaker | PBS Excellent summary post on Hao’s detention… … Continue reading

Posted in links | Comments Off on links for 2006-04-28

links for 2006-04-27

News & Broadcast – Statement by World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Arrest of Congo Civil Society Organization Representatives Paul Wolfowitz expresses his concern about detained transparency campaigners in Congo (tags: congo africa corruption) Reporters sans fronti�res – China RSF … Continue reading

Posted in links | Comments Off on links for 2006-04-27

Slides for my OSI talk

I’m giving a talk tomorrow morning at Open Society Institute’s New York headquarters, simulcast to the office in Budapest. It’s the opening talk in a series of talks on Knowledge Management, as OSI tries to figure out how to better … Continue reading

Posted in Geekery, ICT4D, Personal | 5 Comments

Help Wikimedia interview me!

The good folks at Wikinews are interviewing me live, in IRC, on Friday the 28th at 19:00 UTC/GMT. They’re collecting questions for me online on their wiki, and they’ve got some great, hard questions already posted (as well as some … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs and bloggers, ICT4D, Media, Personal | 1 Comment

links for 2006-04-26

ICE: Internet Censorship Explorer � Blog Archive � Is there a way to circumvent Google’s censorship in China? Sure, Google censors content. But they’ll happily sell you ads on sensitive topics as well. Nart comes up with a truly lovely … Continue reading

Posted in links | Comments Off on links for 2006-04-26

Jonathan Zittrain on generativity and the future of the Internet

Jonathan Zittrain gave his inaugural lecture at Oxford this afternoon. For those of us watching via videoconference from Harvard, we got to see just what sort of perks JZ is experiencing now that he’s teaching on the other side of … Continue reading

Posted in Berkman, Geekery | 6 Comments