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Submitted by amir on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 15:43.
Draft paper on mobile phones and activism: Ethan Zuckermann's paper on the role mobile phones and messaging play in the activities of grassroots groups in developing countries.
Some stories from around the world about the regulatory and political environment of mobile phone use;
- Links from Textually.org on SMS and politics
- Ethiopia Restores SMS. Banned since the contested elections in 2005, SMS has at last been turned back on in Ethiopia in time for Ethiopia's new millennium. The Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation, the sole telecommunication service provider in Ethiopia, has re-started SMS on 14th September.
- Venezuela Proposes to Hold Operators Responsible for Sms Content. Venezuela's telecoms regulator Conatel launched this week a public consultation on a reform bill that proposes to hold mobile operators accountable for the content sent in text messages via their networks, the watchdog said in a statement.
- In Malaysia, those spreading rumours via SMS on racial clashes can be detained under the Internal Security Act. KUALA LUMPUR: Those spreading rumours via SMS on racial clashes can be detained under the Internal Security Act. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, who issued the warning, said police were aware of unscrupulous persons spreading rumours via SMS to incite racial clashes.
- Togo High Court rules against SMS. The High authority of audio-visual and communication (HAAC) of TogoÂ criticized the use of SMS in Togo's election campaign. In a watershed decision the High Court denounced the publication of short messages by a member of the RPT which is the ruling party in Togo to send SMS messages to potential voters.