ctrp303 Blogging, Development, and Africa

In all the excitement of my trip to Istanbul last month, I failed to post 2 podcasts I recording during my time at the Re:publica conference in Berlin.
So at long last I’m starting with this first interview with my friend Geraldine who has worked in a development corporation for the past 5 years. Since last year she has been involved with open source and digital culture project in subsaharan Africa.
Together we get into blogs and the role they play in Africa. Different and unorthodox ways content is diffused throughout the continent, broadband penetration and the building of new deep sea broadband links for the continent, the OLPC, and much much more.

Links Geraldine recommends:


  • Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Bloodless Coup
  • Steve Earl – Someday

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4 thoughts on “ctrp303 Blogging, Development, and Africa

  • May 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Great podcast – just finished listening to it. It’s important to share information about what people in Africa are doing online, and learning there’s much more out there than the traditional media will tell us.

    So, are there any moms blogging in Kenya?

    • May 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

      Hi David… actually I believe I have indirect connections to a few moms blogging in kenya.. all I have to do is ask. Speaking of which.. I owe you an email…

  • May 23, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    cool, Mark – our little project has reached more than 300 posts now, in 44 countries and in 8 languages. Kenya, however, is NOT yet on our list. we found one in Portugal, and in the Netherlands, to keep it relevant to you 😉

    looking forward to your email whenever you have a moment.

    just listened to your podcast re: digi active. so cool.

  • May 24, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Im getting there David.. Im getting there. Good to know its reach has expanded and two of my fav countries are represented.

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