Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Daily Chalk

Blogs are certainly becoming an increasingly influential segment of the media. Many credit blogs for helping the victory of Connecticut anti-war candidate Ned Lamont over incumbent Sen. Joe Lieberman and of generally reviving the American left, so long cowed by the right's fake patriotism bludgeon. Some argue that personal media (blogs, podcasts, etc) are already starting to reshape western attitudes toward Africa. And that's certainly true. But in post-conflict countries, the messenger can be decidely low-tech.

The New York Times ran a good piece on how one Liberian, described as an 'information evangelist,' is using blackboards to help keep the citizenry informed.

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