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Africa Online

Posted on by Otto Chrons

… Mugabe from his constituents have altered the course of action that saw the ruinous decline of Zimbabwe’s economy? Probably not. But when one of the enabling factors cited for the Rwandan genocide of 1994 was the international media ignoring or misconstruing reports coming from the country, you have to think there are times when it will make a difference. Enhanced connectivity gives people the power to organize, as demonstrated recently in Iran, where protesters used text messaging to …

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When knowledge is power

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… The people of the rest of the world, whether living in extreme states like North Korea and Zimbabwe, or major economic powers like Russia and China, do not sleep so soundly.

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In the end, the power of the state stems from its ability to coerce – especially in countries where its legitimacy is challenged. But almost as important is its access to vast amounts of information, and ability to control what information reaches individuals. As we all know, the …