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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on February 20, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
For the thousands of residents in Hiran, Middle and Lower Jubba regions who have been unable to access the internet on their mobile phones for the past two weeks, al-Shabaab's internet blackout represents a new burden in life, one that makes communicating with loved ones around the world a nearly impossible endeavour....…Continue
No need to re-post the whole article, but I thought it would be interesting to share, for those who are not already aware of the event. It is an interesting reflection on the direction policy is moving, and the media's interest in reporting it.
Added by Parveen Umrani on February 12, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
After the mass protest in 2011, Tunisia has lived one of the most vibrant political turning points in its history. Actually, the current Tunisia’s transition to democracy is a promising reform process since it has created open debates about urgent issues related to human rights and freedoms.
However, a wide array of threats has appeared and considered as an obstacle to continued progress of the democratic transition.
Congratulations to Diplo fellows Deirdre Williams and Mawaki Chango who were elected as co-coordinators of the Internet Governance Caucus!! Deirdre's term expires on January 2016 and Mawaki's on January 2015.
Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
An Arabic net address ending has become the first to go live as part of the rollout of more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes.
The first websites ending in شبكة. - pronounced dot shabaka, and meaning web - went online a day ahead of schedule.
Added by Mwende Njiraini on February 5, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments