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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:SMS uprising: mobile phone activism in Africa
Editor:Ekine, SokariISNI
City:Cape Town
Publisher:Pambazuka Press
ISBN:1906387354; 9781906387358
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
South Africa
Subjects:mobile telephone
telecommunications industry
social change
Abstract:This book, edited by the Nigerian activist Sokari Ekine, contains an Introduction by Sokari Ekine and eleven essays discussing the way mobile phone technology is being used by activists and social change advocates to address the many challenges presented by Africa from within, and how mobile phones are being used to facilitate social change. The four essays in Part One: The Context, are: Economics and power within the African telecommunications industry by Nathan Eagle; Mobile activism in Africa: future trends and software developments by Christian Kreutz; Social mobile: empowering the many or the few? by Ken Banks and Mobiles in-a-box: developing a toolkit with grassroots human rights advocates by Tanya Notley and Becky Faith. The second part, Mobile Democracy: SMS case studies, is made up of the essays: Fahamu: using cell phones in an activist campaign by Redante Asuncion-Reed; The UmNyango project: using SMS for political participation in rural KwaZulu Natal (South Africa) by Anil Naidoo; Kubatana in Zimbabwe: mobile phones for advocacy by Amanda Atwood; Women in Uganda: mobile activism for networking and advocacy by Berna Ngolobe; Mobile telephony: closing the gap by Christiana Charles-Iyoha; Digitally networked technology in Kenya's 2007-08 post-election crisis by Joshua Goldstein and Juliana Rotich; and Using mobile phones for monitoring human rights violations in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) by Bukeni Waruzi. [ASC Leiden abstract]