Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cell Phone Journalism in Zimbabwe

Another example of how cell phones and text messaging are transforming public discourse and civic engagement.

AfricaFocus reports that "a late change in [Zimbabwe's] electoral law had resulted in the public posting of results in constituencies around the country, and that this had made it possible for unofficial counts to speed around the country by text message, email, and mobile phones."

And now the New York Times is reporting that Mugabe may be on his way out.

Related stories:
How Not to Repair Zimbabwe's Health Care System
Radio Plus Cell Phones Beat Low-Cost Laptops

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