Useful links

A Twaweza brief from last year that I missed: Should Tanzania Borrow Commercially? It’s an excellent overview of borrowing and debt issues facing the country.

Jillian C York. Her blog is a must read if you are interested in the potential and limitations of social media for activists. Her North Africa and Middle East knowledge is pretty pertinent too, don’t you think? What’s more, she’s involved with herdict, a tool that draws on the herd to identify site blocking. But that would never happen in Tanzania, would it? You mean it has?

Finally, read up on Beijing’s Ai Weiwei, artist and activist. Start with the interview in today’s Irish Times. Anybody who can counter a mainstream event like the Shanghai Biennale of 2000 with the Fuck Off Exhibition gets me interested.

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