Monday, August 21, 2006

NewsForge Article

Just wanted to post a link to Tina Gasperson's article on FMM's Article 13 Initiative. Entitled, Promoting freedom of expression with OSS in Chad, here is the first part:

Budding young journalists in the African nation Chad now have access to open source tools, thanks to Five Minutes to Midnight, a organization "devoted to promoting human rights and international issues among the world's youth."

Rafigui is a youth organization in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, that gives young people the opportunity to publish news, features, and interviews about the political and social issues they face. The first two issues of the Rafigui newspaper were handwritten, because the journalists had no way to type or print their stories...

Read the rest here.


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