Problems confronting online journalists.
A Google insider explains how the search engine decides which sites to include and feature in the popular online news portal.
Blogs are playing an increasingly important role for improved governance. Blogs do not face the restraints of commercial print media. The blogosphere is a planet apart from traditional PR departments of public institutions, enabling citizens to share unfiltered information, expose misdeeds, and freely express views. Blogs help make governments and public institutions more accountable. In real time.
The World Bank marked World Press Freedom Day by launching a study outlining conditions under which radio, television and online broadcasting can fulfil a vital role in development by making governments accountable, and giving voice to the world’s poor.
Edwin Okong’o describes how he became an unwitting target in the online tribal wars, much of it fueled by normally rational well-educated Kenyans living in the U.S.
The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution was officially released to the public today after the customary beta-test period. This version is designated "LTS," for "long-term support," which should make it attractive to business customers who prefer a longer upgrade cycle for their operating systems.
Inspectors for the International Olympic Committee have told Beijing organizers that the Internet must be open for the duration of the 2008 Olympics.
The Lorenzo Natali Prize rewards journalists committed to Human Rights, Democracy and Development. Originally reserved for the printed and online press, the Lorenzo Natali Prize has opened this year to radio and television journalists.
The PIWA "Information societies" Prize awarded 3 journalists. This contest dealt with "ICTs and elections in Africa".
The Open Society Institute today launched a fellowship program to enable outstanding individuals from around the world to pursue projects that will inspire meaningful debate and shape public policy.