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William Bird on using Commotion Wi-Fi mesh software to provide free Internet South African cties

William Bird, Director, Media Monitoring Africa talks about: what the open source software for Wi-Fi mesh Commotion does; the challenges in South Africa it helps tackle; where it has rolled out Wi-Mesh networks in South Africa; how it has helped the youth journalism project it is running; and the reasons he chose Commotion. ... read more
July 20, 2015

Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab on using Mesh Wi-Fi to connect the unconnected in Somaliland and Tunisia

Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab talks about: how it thinks Mesh Wi-Fi can connect the unconnected; its current spread of Mesh Wi-Fi networks; its two networks in Africa, in Somaliland and Tunisia; how the Commotion Wireless software works; and the kind of features and information the networks are delivering in Somaliland and Tunisia. The X-Lab was launched to as an incubator to rethink how technological advances support and curtail our civil rights and fundamental freedoms over time."No one should have to make a trade-off between using technology and their human rights and privacy," said Sascha Meinrath. "X-Lab will convene technological experts from around the globe and the brightest minds from a diverse array of different sectors to imagine, innovate, and set the agenda for tech policy interventions in the years to come." ... read more
August 4, 2014

Christian Katsuva on a Twitter campaign #GomaNeedsWater & social media use in Goma

Christian Katsuva, Co-Founder of the Community and Multimedia Centre based in Kivu in the eastern part of the DRC. He talks about: what his organisation does; the improving state of Internet access in Goma; the #GomaNeedsWater campaign on Twitter; covering the war by phone; and smartphone use in Goma. ... read more
August 4, 2014

Indra de Lanerolle on what a 12 country survey says about Africa's new Internet users

Indra de Lanerolle teaches television and mobile media at Wits Journalism. He is also the lead researcher on the South African Network Society Survey, South Africa's first user survey of internet use. In this interview, he talks about the findings of a survey he carried out with Research ICT Africa in 12 Sub-Saharan African countries: the spectrum of Internet use across the different countries; what Africans are using the Internet for; who the new users of the Internet are; what Africans are using; and the impact of language on internet use. ... read more
November 29, 2013

Shahzad Khan, OgilvyOne on the rapid growth of the Internet in Africa & the rise in digital ad spend

Shahzad Khan, General Manager, OgilvyOne Africa on: what it does in digital terms for its client Airtel, which operates across 17 African countries; the rise in digital advertising campaign spending; the reasons clients like digital spending in Africa; the rapid growth of the Internet, even in relatively small markets; and the impact of cheap smartphones on this growth. ... read more
April 24, 2013

Shazad Khan, OgilvyOne on its Nigerian social media campaign for Airtel, Half Dollar

Shahzad Khan, General Manager, OgilvyOne on: the story behind its Nigerian social media campaign Half Dollar; the level of self-generated songs uploaded by Airtel customers; the comic that accompanied the campaign; and how its You Tube video was the second most watched on the continent. ... read more
April 23, 2013

Ije Nwokorie, Wolff Olins on the impact of the Internet on branding - People see through things

Ije Nwokorie, Managing Director, Wolff Olins London on: how he came to run Wolff Olins London; what branding means for him; the impact of the Internet on how people feel about brands; reasons for the disconnect between surface messages and what the customer experiences; the controversy over the London Olympics logo; and his work with Mercedes Benz. ... read more
January 27, 2013

Rasha Abdulla on Egypt's use of digital activism and the military crackdown

Mapping Digital Media Advocacy Summit in Istanbul: Professor Rasha Abdalla, American University of Cairo on: Egyptians' use of the Internet for digital activism; the example of a site called Lies that compares what the military says to what it does; and the uncertain future of freedoms caught between the military and a Government led by Muslim Brotherhood ... read more
July 15, 2012

Bouziane Zaid on Morocco's new Constitution and digital activism

Mapping Digital Media Advocacy Summit in Istanbul: Bouziane Zaid, Al Akhawayn University on: the rapid rise of the Internet since 2010; the state takeover of the King's channel, Deuxieime; Arab language obligations on it; the new Constitution; the role of digital activism; and the Government's new presence in social media ... read more
July 15, 2012

Yuen Ying Chan on the impact of China's Internet on Government and the media's coverage of them

Mapping Digital Media Advocacy Summit in Istanbul: Professor Yuen Ying Chan, Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong on: the spread of the Internet and what devices it is used on; how the Internet has changed what stories the media can take-up; examples of stories surfaced by the Internet; the different impact of the Internet in Hong Kong ... read more
July 15, 2012
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