Posts Tagged ‘Information’

Biased information spreads like a virus, it’s toxic, mutates, infects and is potentially life threatening!  It is implicated in some of the worst atrocities in human history from the Holocaust to the Rwandan Genocide. (more…)

By Masimba Tafirenyika–From Africa Renewal, April 2011, page 18

A luxury commuter bus pulls up by the kerb to pick up passengers. A young woman quickly jumps in, retrieves a smart card from her wallet and swipes it against a machine next to the driver. A buzzer approves the swipe and the woman takes a seat by the window. (more…)

By Howard Adelman

In 1994, between 6 April and mid- July—a period of 99 days of mayhem—approximately 500,000-800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were slaughtered in Rwanda in a systematically planned genocide. (more…)

By Patrick Carmichael, University of Reading, UK

Abstract

This article reviews current technological developments, particularly Peer-to-Peer technologies and Distributed Data Systems, and their value to community memory projects, particularly those concerned with the preservation of the cultural, literary and administrative data of cultures which have suffered genocide or are at risk of genocide. (more…)