Entries by Maureen Agena


The mass digitization of large volumes of books has begun. The initiative which is being spearheaded by Google will be carried out in five major US libraries. The goal of mass digitization is not to create collections but to digitize everything, or in this case, every book ever printed. To do this economically and with […]

CTA celebrates 25th Anniversary .

A silver anniversary marks a milestone for any organization. It seemed appropriate then, that the 25th anniversary of CTA’s existence was celebrated in style in Brussels, Belgium during the CTA seminar whose theme was “The role of Media in the agriculture and rural Development of ACP countries.” A total of 150 participants from Africa, the […]

Fast Internet connection will improve journalism

By Maureen Agena THE installation of fast Internet marks a new era for communication between Africa and the rest of the world. Operated by an African firm SEACOM, the optic fibre will connect South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to Europe and Asia. The project comes at an opportune time to increase on the […]

Talking,Listening and Responding

By Annetjie van Wynegaard and Gabi Falanga People using digital media are not nameless entities sitting behind a computer, but personalities with complex identities. Yesterday’s panel discussion “Gender, Civil Societyand Digital Media” focused on the social aspects of the digital citizen. The conversation was led by Maureen Agena and Nthateng Mhlambiso as part of the […]


Open Chat on Blogging and HIV/Aids

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Rising Voices hosted a live chat on Wednesday, December 3rd at the 3 p.m. Nairobi time. The chat was facilitated by Serina Kalande and Daudi Were and the discussion was building on a similar chat that Serina and Daudi organized back in April of this year which asked the […]


The BBC has shown interest in citizen Journalism. “Dignity in Poverty” is a BBC citizen journalism project.The Dignity in Poverty project coincided with the UN’s Eradication of Poverty Day – which was also the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. The BBC Citizen Journalism Project invited WOUGNET to contribute to the stories for […]