Mobile

Ac*vism

in
Africa



Jour Fixe 2009
Medien und
Entwicklung

Berlin




Chris*an
Kreutz

                   Photo:...
1    Mobile Phones in Africa




2   Mobile Activism
    • Public Sphere
                             3
    • Participatio...
The right picture?



NASA Image

                                  3

Highest
growth

                 99%
of
Tanzanians
are
in


          rates
worldwide
               direct
reach
of
a
mob...
The mobile phone combines all former media



          1    Reception




  2    Documentation

                         ...
6

Source: The Promise of Ubiquity. Internews Europe
Mobile
Ac*vism
in
Africa





                            7

Par*pica*on

Public
Sphere





                 Networking

Transparency

Public
Sphere





                 9

http://voicesofafrica.africanews.com
                                       10

Source:
http://voicesofafrica.africanews.com/site/Guinness_factory_pollutes_water_sources/list_messages/21566
            ...
Par*cipa*on





               12

SMS-Radio campaign against
                      domestic violence in
                      in Congo

                    ...
Transparency





                14

www.sokwanele.com (CC)
 Monitoring of
 Elections

 in many
 African
 countries




Source:
                               ...
Networking





              16

Protest

                                 17

       Photo Dan Morrison (CC)
General Strike for the People of Egypt




                                         18

Usage
          Government

      Costs
            Control


     Disparity
       Surveillance





                    ...
Thank
you
very
much

for
your
a>en*on!




www.crisscrossed.net

draussen‐blog.net





Photos:


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  • great slides Chris! Would be so cool if you had the the sound to it....i am just trying a new i-phone app to make it possible for the next presentation we will upload of our next Socialbar here in Munich to have the presentation and the sound to it. I let you know if it worked out....
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Mobile Activism in Africa

  1. 1. Mobile
 Ac*vism
 in
Africa
 Jour Fixe 2009 Medien und Entwicklung Berlin Chris*an
Kreutz
 Photo: DavidDennisPhotos.com (CC)
  2. 2. 1 Mobile Phones in Africa 2 Mobile Activism • Public Sphere 3 • Participation Challenges • Transparency • Networking 4 Discussion 2

  3. 3. The right picture? NASA Image 3

  4. 4. Highest
growth

 99%
of
Tanzanians
are
in

 rates
worldwide
 direct
reach
of
a
mobile
phone
 Innova*ons
around
mobile
phones
 The
highest
traffic
to
the
BBC
mobile

 happen
in
Africa
 websites
comes
from
Africa

  5. 5. The mobile phone combines all former media 1 Reception 2 Documentation 3 Publication 4 Networking From a passive recipient to an active user. 5

  6. 6. 6
 Source: The Promise of Ubiquity. Internews Europe
  7. 7. Mobile
Ac*vism
in
Africa
 7

  8. 8. Par*pica*on
 Public
Sphere
 Networking
 Transparency

  9. 9. Public
Sphere
 9

  10. 10. http://voicesofafrica.africanews.com 10

  11. 11. Source: http://voicesofafrica.africanews.com/site/Guinness_factory_pollutes_water_sources/list_messages/21566 11

  12. 12. Par*cipa*on
 12

  13. 13. SMS-Radio campaign against domestic violence in in Congo AZUR Development http://www.azurdev.org 13
 Photo Erik Hersmann
  14. 14. Transparency
 14

  15. 15. www.sokwanele.com (CC) Monitoring of Elections in many African countries Source: 15
 http://www.digiactive.org/research/mobile-activism-in-african-elections-a-comparative-case-study/
  16. 16. Networking
 16

  17. 17. Protest
 17
 Photo Dan Morrison (CC)
  18. 18. General Strike for the People of Egypt 18

  19. 19. Usage
 Government
 Costs
 Control
 Disparity
 Surveillance
 Ac*vism
 Mobile
Provider
 Beginning
 Business
Concept
 Instrument
 Walled
Garden

  20. 20. Thank
you
very
much
 for
your
a>en*on!
 www.crisscrossed.net
 draussen‐blog.net
 Photos:

 Photo: Kalense Kid Crea*ve
Commons
License
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