Monthly Archives: July 2006

Elections in the DRC, and the image of the UN

It sounds like the elections in Congo went as well as anyone could possibly expect them to. Arson closed polls in some areas of Mbuji-Mayi where Etienne Tshisekedi had urged supporters to boycott polls – they were reopened today, but … Continue reading

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links for 2006-07-29

Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Heh. (tags: wikipedia funny) “Congo candidate calls for calm, denies cannibalism” Hey Reuters – I know the title’s eye-catching, but is this really the most … Continue reading

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Atanu Dey’s useful questions on the OLPC in India

My friend Atanu Dey has a requiem for the One Laptop Per Child project in India that’s as critical of the Indian government as it is of Negroponte’s project. This is a bit of a surprise, as Atanu’s past writings … Continue reading

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Some background on the likely forthcoming conflict in Somalia

Just in case you’ve missed recent events in Somalia, let’s catch up, as events there just might start making the front pages of newspapers should Ethiopia and Islamists in Somalia start shooting at each other. (Well, okay, we know they … Continue reading

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Hopes and fears before the DRC elections

My friend Sokari Ekine has an excellent overview of the situation in the DRC leading up to Sunday’s elections. She points out the complexities of the situation: less violence than anyone expected, perhaps due to the presence of 17,000 UN … Continue reading

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links for 2006-07-28

Who killed Doha? | FP Passport Excellent overview of the collapse of the Doha round of trade negotiations and the implications for the developing world (tags: economics globalization blogs) Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Chinese police say activist broke … Continue reading

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Cool events are afoot!

Cool events are afoot! My colleagues at Berkman are preparing for Wikimania, the annual homecoming of the Wikipedia/Wikimedia movement to discuss the future of all things wiki. It will be the first Wikimania I’ll be attending, and I appear to … Continue reading

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Derek Bambauer’s last Berkman fellows talk

Derek Bambauer is spending his last hours in Cambridge – literally – giving a final presentation at the Berkman Center. The lunch ends at 1:30pm, and he’s off to Detroit at 2pm to start a new career teaching intellectual property … Continue reading

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How Freakonomics explains Hakuho’s non-promotion

A brief pause from the serious events of the world to ask a key question: Dude, how did Hakuho not get promoted to yokozuna? After a slow start to his basho – two losses by day 9, Hakuho won the … Continue reading

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Awards are cool. Awards with cash: even cooler.

Global Voices is a finalist for a very cool journalism award – the 2006 Knight-Batten Awards for innovation in journalism. We’re in very good company, recognized alongside the Transparent Newsroom in Spokane, WA; the Washington Post’s US Congress Votes database, … Continue reading

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