African ICT Journos

African ICT journos converge African ICT journalists from different parts of the continent. It links to their personal blogs and can be used as a resource tool for African journalists. The journalists you find here are also affiliates of the Highway Africa News Agency (HANA), a South African based ICT news agency. HANA is the only consistent African media organization that has tracked the WSIS debates.


Brenda Zulu

Top blogging Zambian woman journalist

MY BLOG is space for reflective thinking especially in my work as I cover ICT events, but if you really want to know about me just google my name and you are there, or else contact me here.

Ansbert Ngurumo

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Blogging ICTs in Swahili

ANSBERT NGURUMO is an awarding winning journalist who writes about ICTs in Swahili an international language widely spoken by East Africans. Mail Ansbert here.

 

Kezio-Musoke David

Kezio-Musoke David

I HAVE covered the WSIS process since its inception. I am also in love with issues concerning ICT journalism and the Information Society. I sometimes I rock with the Highway Africans on ICTs. I also love to blog. Mail me here.

Gervias J. Henri

Mapping Seychelles’s ICTs through blogs

"... media is not a neutral player in the Information Society. My blog simplifies the bigger picture." Gervais is also Highway Africa French language's points man. Contact Gervais here.

Rebecca Wanjiku

Becky's ICT blog

Challenges of reporting ICANN

I AM based in Nairobi and my blog highlights the freedom of expression that we enjoy. I share the stories I cover, from ICANN to my village... no limitations, no censorship... Karibu!!

Shina Badaru

Offline with Shynna Badaru

THERE IS no bulls**t (argh!) here. This space's just for rummaging through lots of tech-related issues, people and players. But we won't veer off course - strictly about the ICT sector in Nigeria. Please come join me here.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Africa's first Blogging Indaba hits Highway Africa
By Colin Daniels
AFRICA'S first blogging conference is underway, dropping zone in Grahamstown between 14-15 September just after the Highway Africa Conference. The first of its kind on the African continent this conference promises to attract bloggers, citizen journalists, media practitioners and members of civil society from all over Africa. Read more here or contact Colin Daniels

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Why Africa leads the traffic to BBC News' WAP site
By David Ajao
GLOBAL news leader the British Broadcasting Corporation, last week announced that traffic to its WAP site from Africa, and especially Nigeria, is the highest. "WAP is the one platform where African countries continue to appear in the top five in our statistics," said BBC developer Gareth Owen. This is not unsurprising at all but also comes as an eye-opener into the potential of the mobile internet in Africa. Read more here.

Monday, August 21, 2006

DoC endorses another five year contract for ICANN

By Remmy Nweke
UNITED STATES (US) Department of Commerce (DoC), has endorses another five year contract for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to continue to perform its functions as stipulated in the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) function. ICANN is a non-profit organization responsible for managing the Internet's systems of unique identifiers, including the systems of domain names and numeric addresses that are used to reach computers on the Internet. Read more of this from Remmy Nweke's blog ITREALMS Online. For more contact him here.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

EASSy preparations underway

By Musoke-Kezio David
TECHNOLOGY: AS some of you might already be aware, the EASSy protocol will be signed by Ministers responsible for ICTs and / or telecoms in Kigali on 28-29th August 2006. While most of the twenty three countries (all being supporters of the open access model ) have been very active in deliberations to fast-track this all-important project, a few haven't been so active. There are workshops in different sub-saharan countries being organized by CIPESA herein which are very good. Rwanda has just had a pretty successful "National Dialogue" on EASSy, which brought together various stakeholders. The countries identified include Zambia, Malawi, Burundi and Botswana. If you have any information and details on the outcome of these dialogues please contact me here.