In Bosnia and Herzegovinia, many students commute from rural communities every day by bus to attend school in town. For young students, this often means long hours waiting for buses with nothing to do.
Rising Voices note: This article appeared originally in Este País and it has been translated and republished with the permission of the author.
Sharing the stories of women who are using the Internet to and digital technologies to change their local communities, World Pulse is has created a new program, Women Weave the Web, hoping to help break down the digital divide. Their goal is to crowdsource the knowledge of women working at a grassroots level, compiling problems and solution around digital inclusion and empowerment.
In Uganda, most of the population lives and works rurally – may lack literacy skills. How – and what – can these famers gain from an internet connection?
Since the start of the Arab Spring, many regimes realized that in order to suppress an uprising they need to control, filter or manipulate the Internet in order to minimize its impact. Thus, netizens, activists and journalists in the MENA region – though able to express themselves more loudly than before – are also now, more than ever, the victims of government crackdowns on online communicatio