Stories about Feature from September, 2011
Ukraine: Bloggers React to the Detention of Activist
Bloggers from the Ukrainian harm reduction community was very disturbed with the detention of Russian activist Irina Teplinskaya, who was accused of of drug smuggling after returning from treatment in Ukraine. Irina was eventually released from prison with all charges dropped.
Blind Dates: Goalball and Gardening
What is a typical day for a blind resident in Thessaloniki, Greece? The new bloggers of the Blind Dates project have been writing posts about some of the new ways technology has been helping them, as well as how they spend their free time with hobbies like gardening and practicing sports like goalball.
Ségou Villages: Hacking Together Rural Internet Access
What equipment is needed to access the internet in the rural Ségou villages of Mali? Boukary Konaté of the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connections describes how he is helping rural villagers access the internet by "hacking" together a mobile internet set-up.