The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) is organizing a conference on ICT and Civil Society in Africa next year. Find out more.
The future landed in Tanzania in 2000 when the government banned a book written by a University lecturer, Mustapha Njozi, Mwembechai Killings and the Political Future of Tanzania. Despite government's intention to keep people in perpetual darkness and limit freedom of opinion and expression, the electronic version of the book is available for everyone. What can the government do? Stop the people from using the Internet? The people will no longer be in line waiting for the government to tell them what and how to think, but online expressing themselves freely and chanting down Babylon!
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 7/27/2004 11:24:00 PM
When the Zimbabwean government shut down the country’s only private daily newspaper, The Daily News, on 12 September last year, the Internet became the only place where the state could not extend its claws. Production was forced to stop on 12 September when armed police raided the newspaper's office in Harare. Staff were ordered from the premises and computer equipment was confiscated. The Daily News continues to battle the government of Zimbabwe. Virtually, of course! The newspaper changed its domain name .co.zw to co.za, which technically means that it it is not published in Zimbabwe. Therefore, it is not breaking the law! Find the newspaper here.
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 7/27/2004 11:09:00 PM
Afro@Digital is a documentary by a Congolese filmmaker, Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, about dramatic changes in Africa brought by new ICTs. Read more....
Posted by Ndesanjo Macha at 7/18/2004 01:04:00 PM