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quinta-feira, outubro 21, 2010

Testimonials more powerful with the Internet


"AFTER Kenya’s disputed election in 2007 Ory Okolloh, a local lawyer and blogger, kept hearing accounts of atrocities. State media were not interested. Private newspapers lacked the money and manpower to investigate properly. So Ms Okolloh set up a website that allowed anyone with a mobile phone or an internet connection to report outbreaks of violence. She posted eyewitness accounts online and even created maps that showed where the killings and beatings were taking place.
Ms Okolloh has since founded an organisation called Ushahidi (testimony), which puts her original idea (of Internet testimonies) into practice in various parts of the world. "
Source:  The Economist, http://www.economist.com/node/17091709

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