Well, as a Black American woman from a low-income background, I constantly say that "development" not only takes place in Africa, Asia, and any other place typically associated with the Global South. There are several places even in the world's "richest" country that reflect not only deprivation but what happens when environmental justice is not served. In light of this and in honor of Earth Day on Monday April 22, in this post I will focus on the nexus of ICT4D and environmental justice in the US.Read More
Is the ad-based business model destroying the Internet and, moreover, is it destroying our society?
As someone who has been a long time advocate of free ICTs like email, social networking, Google Docs, and all other things free, I didn’t arrive at this focal point willingly or with any preconceptions. Like many of you reading this post, I had simply grown accustomed to ignoring the targeted ads that followed me around online, and in fact viewed it as a fair exchange for the technologies being offered. But as technologies have continued to advance, their downsides are also becoming bigger and more visible.Read More
One of the hardest things to get right when it comes to M4Dev, is content. This is especially true when working on complex and sensitive topics such as gender based violence, where even mentioning the subject can be considered taboo.Read More
In the wake of the Kenya Supreme Court ruling to nullify last month’s presidential elections due to suspected vote manipulation, observers have new grounds for revisiting ways to ensure transparency at each step in the voting process.Read More