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New Media & The War on Gaza
Posted by: Riyaad On: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 11:28
I got called up to do an interview on Al Jazeera English today…. The topic was the role of New Media in the War on Gaza…
We have been pretty darn busy in the New Media office getting stuff
up and running for the situation in Gaza. You can follow our official Twitter stream
(@AJGaza) to stay up to date with the latest info, if you would like to
have your views heard on air, you can submit them through our new “Your Views” site for English and “​Sharek​” for Arabic…
We have a few other projects in the pipeline which we hope to rollout in the next few days…. Watch this space…
Sahara: A Journey through the Tuareg Rebellions of Niger and Mali
Posted by: Safdar On: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:43
Al Jazeera's Baiba Ould Mhadi and May Ying Welsh travelled into the heart of the Sahara desert and discovered a conflict for uranium, the environment and ethnic self determination.
The Tuareg are a race of nomadic animal herders indigenous to the Sahara who sit atop some of the largest uranium reserves on earth. They are also among the world's poorest people, struggling to survive in a desert that, due to climate change and intensive mineral exploitation, is becoming more unlivable with each passing year.
Microsoft jumps into cloud computing, competing with Amazon AWS and Google Apps
Posted by: Morad On: Mon, 01/04/2010 - 11:29
This is getting interesting, but definitely might be a little late
for Microsoft as it seems like the “company” is just chasing its
competitors tails of success.
Ray Ozzie, chief software architect @ Microsoft, has promised “2
years ago” that the next new service “Azure” will steal the spotlight
away from Google and other competitors. Basically, he was betting on
cloud computing which will bring Microsoft back to the edge. But too
late for that as Google and Amazon did beat it with “Google Apps” and
“AWS” respectively.
As the crisis continues in Gaza, Al Jazeera is doing its bit to put context around the conflict. We are able to bring the "Mapping the War on Gaza" service in collaboration with the folks at Ushahidi who have successfully used their platform to crowdsource information during recent crisis in Kenya and South Africa.