Interview with Ory Okolloh on post-election violence in Kenya, cyber-activism and Ushahidi

Pic: Gregor Rohrig I met Ory Okolloh at the Global Knowledge Partnership GK III event in Malaysia late last year where I moderated a panel discussion on blogging human rights and democracy. Ory's idea, Ushahidi, became one of the most visited and commented on sites dealing with the post-election violence in Kenya. I've reviewed at … Continue reading Interview with Ory Okolloh on post-election violence in Kenya, cyber-activism and Ushahidi

Interview with Dan Gillmor on Citizen Journalism at GK3

Interview with Dan Gillmor at GKP GK III in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th December 2007. I moderated a panel titled Pushing the envelop: New Media, Citizens Journalism, Human Rights and Development that had Dan on it at the Global Knowledge Partnership, GK III conference. Interviewer: Ahmed Shifan from Young Asia Television Clip 1 - What … Continue reading Interview with Dan Gillmor on Citizen Journalism at GK3

Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve

My earlier post on the workshop on Virtual Diplomacy at GKP seems to have touched a raw nerve with, strangely yet tellingly, the folks from Diplo Foundation who moderated and organised the session far more than some of those in the panel itself. Clearly, the prissy and defensive responses that are found in response to … Continue reading Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve

Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity

I attended Diplomacy Goes Virtual: Opportunities and Limitation of Virtual Diplomacy, a worshop at the recently held Global Knowledge Partnership GK III conference in the hope that I would learn more than I knew and had already done using tools, mechanisms and platforms such as blogs, Skype, mobile communications, the XO laptop and Second Life, … Continue reading Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity