Citizen Media in Africa

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My talk from the Surprising Africa event at PICNIC 08. Focuses on the rise of citizen media in Africa and the importance of citizen journalism in the Kenyan election crisis.

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Citizen Media in Africa

  1. 1. CERN web page in 1990
  2. 2. 1995 - Geocities and Tripod: Personal Homepages
  3. 3. 1997 - weblogs
  4. 4. diaspora
  5. 5. expat/aid workers
  6. 6. local bloggers
  7. 7. digital divides - technical, language, relevance power divide
  8. 8. connectivity divide
  9. 9. language divides
  10. 10. relevancy divide
  11. 11. December 2007- March 2008 Disputed election Widespread protest Ethnic violence Joint government
  12. 12. SMS used to spread ethnic hatred. 1700 instigators identified - no prosecution.
  13. 13. Most popular forum closed down due to ethnic violence
  14. 14. Citizen reporting via blogs.
  15. 15. Concerned Kenyan Writers
  16. 16. Support from the diaspora via alternative remittance
  17. 17. radio plus internet input
  18. 18. Interactive Radio for Justice featuring DRC deputy minister for defense, head of military operations for MONUC mobile + radio
  19. 19. mobile + newspapers
  20. 20. mobile + international news
  21. 21. beyond news
  22. 22. REPACTED - Nakuru beyond the phone, beyond the computer
  23. 23. Diana Camia with Baby Kamba
  24. 24. more stories more connections

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