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Wouter Dijkstra

I am concerned with ICT for accountability, awareness and transparency. I am doing research on traditional, local and popular communication structures in Uganda and will see how New Media technologies can be used effectively as a tool within these structures. My aim is to find ways in which citizens can take on a more active role within political structures in Uganda and how ICT’s can help in this process.

http://ICT4accountability.wordpress.com
Master of Media spin-off selected for EU blogging competition TH!NK3

Master of Media spin-off selected for EU blogging competition TH!NK3

www.ICT4Accountability.wordpress.com , one of the blogs started by a former New Media student of the UvA, is officially selected to compete in the internationally renowned blogging competition’ TH!NK3’. This blogging competition, set up by the European Journalism Centre, will...
Social Networking with African Journalists

Social Networking with African Journalists

In the smallest room in the Balie, the Dick Scherpenzeel stichting, in cooperation with a handful of donors, held a debate on the opportunities of new media to link local African reporters with western media. Can Twitter, Facebook, linkedin,...
Ekimeeza, the Peoples Parliament of Uganda on Radio One

Ekimeeza, the Peoples Parliament of Uganda on Radio One

I arrived around 2.30 at club Obligato, where the massively popular radio talkshow ‘Ekimeeza’ was about to start. I was welcomed by a series of middle aged men, who...

Twitter: ‘resistance is futile’

First of all I have to define twitter for myself, I have no clue where this...

My 342 Friends..

My 342 Friends..

In her article ‘RELATIONSHIP: Context, Culture, Power’ Dana Boyd describes the difficulties we have with defining our relationships. Discussions around social software are flawed because these difficulties. She discusses the context of time in which relationships between people change...
Google Meets Mark

Google Meets Mark

Mark Kamau speaking on behalf of Nairobits (project initiated by Butterfly Works)

The most rewarding speech during the 'Surprising Africa' special at PICNIC came (according...

Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

Digital Media and Democracy

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