Archive for 2014

Bangladesh’s Female Bike Brigade Brings Internet Access to Citizens

by mayukh sen

Bangladesh's Infoladies, a group of 56 women in their early twenties, are providing the nation's impoverished rural citizens with Internet connectivity. In a country that enjoys little in the way of widespread Internet access, the work of the Infoladies is allowing economically disenfranchised groups to gain access to information and resources that help them survive. 

“Total Censorship in the Air”: How the Thai Junta Has Policed Online Media

by joshstein

It has been over a month since Thailand’s military junta, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), overtook the country’s government during a May 22 coup. Since then, the NCPO has aimed to consolidate political control of the country, moving online to restrict access to information.