mayworld – video blog

May van Gent is an independent video journalist who initially put us in touch with the Zanzibits project – of which our web development school project Zanzicode developed.

She is also currently on Zanzibar, shooting at Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) East African music festival and creating a short movie of Zanzicode.

On her blog mayworld she frequently publishes videos of her travels, right now:

You can follow the first steps in my life as a video journalist.

The journey starts in Tanzania, East Africa.
Where the road will take me I don’t know yet.

I just arrived in Zanzibar. After Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) an international festival celebrating East African music from 11-16 February I will continue the trip. Probably I’ll go from Malawi to Mozambique to be in South Africa for the world cup 2010 .

You can see video’s on different events, people, days, party’s, mornings etc etc. [from May's blog mayworld]

She also has a Flickr account, so if you want to get some impressions on East Africa – and especially of the amazing music festival which just took place in Zanzibar, check her out.

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was published on 02.03.2010 by Florian Sturm. It files under east asia, sub saharan africa
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Blogroll for the South Ossetia conflict

I closely followed the conflict between Georgia and Russia in the last days.

It has extensive coverage in the blogsphere, so I want to provide some interesting blogs with different points of views for everyone to form his own opinion.

  • The Oil and the Glory – author Steve LeVine covers foreign affairs and energy for BusinessWeek
  • Registan.net – covers issues of post-soviet countries since 2003
  • Global Voices Online – great platform which offers news from places not so covered by mass media with background information and input from various sources

I also want to point to this article of Mark Almond a friend of mine sent me the link and to this one of Yulia Latynina.

For me personally it is/was quite hard to form an own opinion of that whole thing as – like every war – it is quite complex; but from the ICT4D point of view it is fascinating that so many people take the opportunity to express their views and contribute through blogs and even the mass media draws information from them.

Participative journalism, here we go again.

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was published on 12.08.2008 by Florian Sturm. It files under global
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