May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. To celebrate my ability to post things I find inspiring to the Internet (where as many as 10 people other than my mother might read it (Hi Mom - happy mother's day in advance!)), here is a collection of tangentially related links on freedom, privacy, and the role of ICT in press freedom and citizen voice.
Does Facebook have int'l development impact?
http://www.ictworks.org/news/2011/05/04/does-facebook-have-any-internat… (What about SMS? http://researchspace.csir.co.za/dspace/bitstream/10204/3419/1/Butgereit… )
Freedom of the press in India: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/technology/28internet.html
Finally, someone is building an SMS listserv: http://www.mobileactive.org/smsall-growth-sms-mailing-list-pakistan-1
How governments censor: http://www.cpj.org/reports/2011/05/the-10-tools-of-online-oppressors.php
Getting around government censorship: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=383&report=97
Nearly half of NYT reports have sourced WikiLeaks so far in 2011: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2011/04/over-half-2011s-new-york-…
The US government doesn't think it needs a warrant to search electronic communications: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech-technology-and-liberty/does-govern…
Live from Uganda -- political unrest, strikes, and an attempt to block Facebook and Twitter traffic: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/19/uganda-government-attempts-to-… , One ISP stands its ground: https://twitter.com/#!/MTNUGANDACARE/status/58844526369976320