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David Sasaki

Director of Outreach, Global Voices
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Latest posts by David Sasaki

9 August 2009

Free Internet Depends on Costly Laptops

Cristina Quisbert of the Voces Bolivianas project was invited to this year's BlogHer conference in Chicago as one of five recipients of the International Activist Scholarship. While she was impressed...

8 June 2009

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Ceibal Jam! is a community of volunteer programmers, instructors, and technologists who have all come together to develop educational applications for the XO laptops that are now in the hands...

3 June 2009

Making Uruguay's 300,000 Laptops Count – Part I

Engineering a single laptop to serve the educational needs of young students throughout the developing world was probably the easiest piece of the puzzle. Helping teachers incorporate the new machines...

27 May 2009

A New Era of Human Rights Advocacy

Representatives from several Rising Voices projects took part in this month's "Soul of the New Machine" conference convened by the University of California at Berkeley's Human Rights Center. Their comments...

13 May 2009

[Video] Ceasefire Liberia in Staten Island

We have already heard from Prince Tolkpah and Titus Algaba about their implementation of Ceasefire Liberia in Monrovia. In this video we head to the other side of the Atlantic...

30 April 2009

Uruguay: One Blog Per Child

The first two years of Project Ceibal have been characterized by implementation and incubation. The laptops have been deployed to schools, manuals have been created, tech savvy volunteer groups have...

8 April 2009

Video Interview with Ghaidaa al-Absi

While at a conference in Germany about new media activism in the Middle East, Ghaidaa al-Absi sat down with Rezwan and Sami Ben Gharbia to discuss her vision for the...

27 March 2009

Liberia's Natural Born Bloggers

It is hard to imagine a place more difficult to keep a blog than a country that just barely has an electric grid. But a few ambitious, aspiring Liberian journalists...

23 March 2009

Introductory Video to Ceasefire Liberia

Just west of Ivory Coast lies Liberia and its roughly 3.5 million inhabitants. Settled by free slaves from the United States in the early 19th century, Liberia fell into a...

18 March 2009

Meet Liberia's Newest Bloggers

Last October nine Liberian journalists learned how to blog at a workshop at the American Embassy in Monrovia. I am now back in Monrovia with Kathleen Flynn and Ken Harper...

9 March 2009

New Citizen Media Projects Foster Rising Voices in Ivory Coast, Liberia, China, Mongolia, and Yemen

Of the 270 project proposals we received from activists, bloggers, and NGO's all wanting to use citizen media tools to bring new communities - long ignored by both traditional and...

26 February 2009

Catalina Restrepo Describes ConVerGentes

This Monday the citizen journalists of ConVerGentes, a project of HiperBarrio, got together for a video blogging workshop which, among other strategies, showed the journalists how to frame interview subjects...

3 February 2009

HiperBarrio Gets Its Groove Back

After a slow couple months the members of HiperBarrio have come up with a plan to inject some enthusiasm and inspiration back into the group and its production of new...