African journalists using GPRS, mobile phones for video reports

Jornalistas africanos do Voice of Africa utilizam tecnologias móveis. Vejam o post do Boing Boing: para links.


“Africans are reporting via their mobile phones. Using GPRS-enabled phones, anyone can send images, articles and video to someone else. This is a huge, primarily because it means that the on-ground reporters don’t need an internet connection at all – only access to a cell phone tower.

The Voices of Africa project is being piloted by 3 reporters right now – one from Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. They are using Nokia E61i phones to send in their stories, working through the technical issues to ensure that it can be rolled out to a much larger group of reporters around the continent.
Link. Via Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles.”