Tag: Pakistan

Pakistan floods bring out TED Fellows community (via TED Blog)

This TED blog post flags the crisis information wiki on the Pakistan flooding I created and curate for the ICT4Peace Foundation. Upwards of 20 million people are suffering from the massive flooding in Pakistan, according to the United Nations — more than the number affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake,

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Mobile phones and SMS help vital information flows in beleaguered Pakistan

From Ken Banks came news today of how mobiles phones and SMS were helping vital information flows in a country under draconian military rule, both within communities in the country as well as with locals and the international community.  Added to the fears that the internet may be taken offline in the weeks ahead (this hasn’t happened

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