I heartily welcome you to this new blog, looking to contribute to the quality networking that new media have afforded us. In this space I intend to do pretty much what I’ve been doing elsewhere for a long time, that is look around, take stock of what is, or is not happening, try an analysis … [Read more…]
A CITIZEN PERSPECTIVE, by JENERALI ULIMWENGU From a paper presented at a workshop on Education, held in Dar es Salaam INTRODUCTION In this contribution I set out my long held beliefs on the kind of education a society needs in order to pull itself from the mire of socio-economic backwardness, and in order to … [Read more…]
Is there a mutual exclusivity between internet freedom and public security? Could unfettered privacy prejudice common interest and safety. Is there a trade-off to be made between our collective well-being and individual confidentiality?
You are being watched, so beware. The great leaps that have been made in net communication and the extraordinary strides in freedom-enhancing conversations could easily lie as to how much we are susceptible to intrusion. Ed Snowden has said it all. We need to take note.
In Stockholm for the now famous Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) I took time to look at the City Hall, all splendour and history.
Every time I hear Uhuru Kenyatta or his acolytes say that debate on land issues is too emotive and would be divisive I ask myself if they are serious. Of course, land issues are emotive and they can divide societies precisely because land is a key factor in the lives of many African societies, and … [Read more…]