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Newsmotion - Technology http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/39/all en Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/russia-offers-4-million-rubles-crack-tor-network <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 07/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_481975" class="wp-caption alignecenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="https://plus.google.com/photos/albums/p40peroat4b66buvvrptjpbrtfra62h1o?pid=6039666752204749154&amp;oid=116175328315133543434"><img class="size-large wp-image-481975" alt="Tor logo used with permission. Image remixed by Kevin Rothrock." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Russia-torputin-800x329.jpg" width="800" height="329" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tor logo used with permission. Image remixed by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>The Russian government is offering almost 4 million rubles (about USD $100,000) to anyone who can devise a reliable way to decrypt data sent over the <a href="https://www.torproject.org/">Tor anonymity network</a>. A mounting campaign by the Kremlin against the open Internet, not to mention revelations in the United States about government spying, have made Tor increasingly attractive to Russian Internet users seeking to circumvent state censorship.</p> <p>Developed as a project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory more than a decade ago, Tor anonymizes Internet traffic by sending it through a unique configuration of nodes known as an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)">onion routing system</a>. Now in the hands of a nonprofit group, the project continues to receive federal funding but boasts approximately <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/05/tor-beginners-guide-nsa-browser">4 million users worldwide</a>, among them many tech-savvy digital activists in countries where technical censorship and surveillance are prevalent. Even the U.S. State Department supports programs that train foreign political activists to use Tor to protect themselves from the watchful eyes of authoritarian governments.</p> <p>Tor has encountered problems in Russia before. Indeed, the country’s principal security agency, the FSB, <a href="http://izvestia.ru/news/555552">lobbied the Duma</a> last year to ban Tor. Deputies expressed support for the initiative, but it never got out of committee.</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party_of_Russia">Russian Pirate Party</a> leader Stanislav Sharikov says the Russian government’s renewed interest in cracking Tor might have more to do with genuine police concerns than political repression. The <a href="http://zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/zkk44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0373100088714000008">$100,000 contract</a>&nbsp;(a relatively small amount of money by global industry standards)&nbsp;is being offered not by the FSB but the Interior Ministry, which according to Sharikov is more interested in fighting child pornography than anti-Putin dissidents.</p> <p>Of course, Tor is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-use_technology">&#8220;dual-use&#8221; technology</a>. By providing people with the means to escape censorship and spying, the network is also used by people engaged in organized crime, drug trafficking, and the exchange and sale of child pornography.&nbsp;Documents leaked by Edward Snowden prove that the U.S. National Security Agency has devoted significant resources to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-23/tor-anonymity-software-vs-dot-the-national-security-agency">hacking Tor</a>, in order to grab personal data about the people who use it.</p> <p>The U.S. government cites precisely these worrying uses of Tor when justifying its own efforts to decrypt users’ data. But the anonymous nature of the network makes it difficult to know precisely who uses it, and for what, at a global scale.</p> <p>Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/#comments" title="comments">comments (1) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F&#038;text=Russia+Offers+4+Million+Rubles+to+Crack+the+Tor+Network&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F&#038;title=Russia+Offers+4+Million+Rubles+to+Crack+the+Tor+Network' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/</a> </div> </div> </div> censorship Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Eastern & Central Europe English Feature Governance Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russia Russian Technology U.S.A. United States Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:14:59 +0000 feed 310972 at http://newsmotion.org Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/russia-offers-4-million-rubles-crack-tor-network-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 07/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_481975" class="wp-caption alignecenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="https://plus.google.com/photos/albums/p40peroat4b66buvvrptjpbrtfra62h1o?pid=6039666752204749154&amp;oid=116175328315133543434"><img class="size-large wp-image-481975" alt="Tor logo used with permission. Image remixed by Kevin Rothrock." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Russia-torputin-800x329.jpg" width="800" height="329" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tor logo used with permission. Image remixed by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>The Russian government is offering almost 4 million rubles (about USD $100,000) to anyone who can devise a reliable way to decrypt data sent over the <a href="https://www.torproject.org/">Tor anonymity network</a>. A mounting campaign by the Kremlin against the open Internet, not to mention revelations in the United States about government spying, have made Tor increasingly attractive to Russian Internet users seeking to circumvent state censorship.</p> <p>Developed as a project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory more than a decade ago, Tor anonymizes Internet traffic by sending it through a unique configuration of nodes known as an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)">onion routing system</a>. Now in the hands of a nonprofit group, the project continues to receive federal funding but boasts approximately <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/05/tor-beginners-guide-nsa-browser">4 million users worldwide</a>, among them many tech-savvy digital activists in countries where technical censorship and surveillance are prevalent. Even the U.S. State Department supports programs that train foreign political activists to use Tor to protect themselves from the watchful eyes of authoritarian governments.</p> <p>Tor has encountered problems in Russia before. Indeed, the country’s principal security agency, the FSB, <a href="http://izvestia.ru/news/555552">lobbied the Duma</a> last year to ban Tor. Deputies expressed support for the initiative, but it never got out of committee.</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party_of_Russia">Russian Pirate Party</a> leader Stanislav Sharikov says the Russian government’s renewed interest in cracking Tor might have more to do with genuine police concerns than political repression. The <a href="http://zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/zkk44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0373100088714000008">$100,000 contract</a>&nbsp;(a relatively small amount of money by global industry standards)&nbsp;is being offered not by the FSB but the Interior Ministry, which according to Sharikov is more interested in fighting child pornography than anti-Putin dissidents.</p> <p>Of course, Tor is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-use_technology">&#8220;dual-use&#8221; technology</a>. By providing people with the means to escape censorship and spying, the network is also used by people engaged in organized crime, drug trafficking, and the exchange and sale of child pornography.&nbsp;Documents leaked by Edward Snowden prove that the U.S. National Security Agency has devoted significant resources to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-23/tor-anonymity-software-vs-dot-the-national-security-agency">hacking Tor</a>, in order to grab personal data about the people who use it.</p> <p>The U.S. government cites precisely these worrying uses of Tor when justifying its own efforts to decrypt users’ data. But the anonymous nature of the network makes it difficult to know precisely who uses it, and for what, at a global scale.</p> <p>Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/#comments" title="comments">comments (1) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F&#038;text=Russia+Offers+4+Million+Rubles+to+Crack+the+Tor+Network&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F&#038;title=Russia+Offers+4+Million+Rubles+to+Crack+the+Tor+Network' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F24%2Frussia-tor-privacy-nsa%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/</a> </div> </div> </div> censorship Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Eastern & Central Europe English Feature Governance Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russia Russian Technology U.S.A. United States Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:14:59 +0000 feed 311170 at http://newsmotion.org The Apollo 11 Mission: 45 Years Later http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/apollo-11-mission-45-years-later <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Apollo 11 Mission: 45 Years Later </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 07/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forty-five years ago today, two American astronauts -- Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong -- landed on the moon&#39;s Sea of Tranquility, and Neil Armstrong planted the first footprint on the surface of the moon. As he made those first steps, Armstrong uttered that simple phrase we still remember today: &quot;That&#39;s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.&quot;</p> <p>Today, President Obama joined all Americans honoring that giant leap forward, by inviting Neil Armstrong&#39;s wife, Carol, Michael Collins, the astronaut who piloted the spacecraft that orbited the moon, and Buzz Aldrin, to the White House. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/25/statement-president-passing-neil-armstrong">Armstrong passed away in 2012.</a></p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/apollo_11.jpg?itok=yplLV_ob" alt="President Barack Obama meets with Apollo 11 astronauts " title="President Barack Obama meets with Apollo 11 astronauts " width="430" height="284" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama meets with Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, right, Carol Armstrong, widow of Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Patricia Falcone, OSTP Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, left, in the Oval Office. This week marked the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. July 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/22/statement-president-meeting-crew-and-family-apollo-11">In the President&#39;s statement</a> on today&#39;s meeting, he honored the bravery and leadership that these heroes displayed, and acknowledged the influence that their mission has had on mankind:</p> <blockquote><p> The United States of America is stronger today thanks to the vision of President Kennedy, who set us on a course for the moon, the courage of Neil, Buzz, and Michael, who made the journey, and the spirit of service of all who&rsquo;ve worked not only on the Apollo program, but who&rsquo;ve dared to push the very boundaries of space and scientific discovery for all humankind.</p></blockquote> <p>As we commemorate that day, we take a look back at the Apollo 11 mission and the extraordinary influence of the U.S. space program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/apollo-11-mission-45-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/apollo-11-mission-45-years-later" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/apollo-11-mission-45-years-later</a> </div> </div> </div> Apollo Barack Obama Bill Ingalls Buzz Aldrin Carol Carol Armstrong Charles Bolden Edwin Garrett Brinker Garrett Brinker John F. Kennedy Neil Armstrong nixon Obama Official Patricia Falcone Pete Souza Technology The President United States United States Virginia White House Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:17 +0000 feed 309998 at http://newsmotion.org Tips for Sharing Tweets Automatically http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/tips-sharing-tweets-automatically <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tips for Sharing Tweets Automatically </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_246527" class="wp-caption alignnone" style="width: 500px"><img class="size-full wp-image-246527" alt="3419823308_a5b55eb0f2" src="http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3419823308_a5b55eb0f2.jpg" width="500" height="375" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Image by Rosaura Ochoa on Flickr and used with CC Atribución 2.0 license.</p></div> <p>Infoactivismo is a blog about digital tools exchange and how to make the most out of that data to create changes in society. On this <a href="http://infoactivismo.org/post/91318762076/mensajes-listos-para-tuitear-automaticamente">post</a>, they explain two ways of sharing tweets with one click.&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Al lanzar una campaña en medios digitales es de gran utilidad tener mensajes que las personas puedan compartir con sólo dar un clic. [...]&nbsp;¿qué hacer cuando quieres compartir una lista de mensajes que los usuarios puedan compartir en sus cuentas de Twitter con sólo un clic? [...]Te mostramos dos formas de hacerlo.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>When launching a campaign on digital media it&#39;s useful to have messages people can share with just a click. [...] What to do when you want to share a list of messages users can share on their Twitter account with just one click? [...]&nbsp; We show you two ways of doing it.</p></blockquote> <p>You can read the tips on this <a href="http://infoactivismo.org/post/91318762076/mensajes-listos-para-tuitear-automaticamente" target="_blank">post</a>. You can also follow Infoactivismo on their <a href="http://infoactivismo.org/">blog</a> and on <a href="https://twitter.com/Info_Activismo">Twitter</a>.</p> <div class="notes">This post was part of the eleventh <a href="http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/comparte-tus-posts-con-global-voices-lunesdeblogsgv/">#LunesDeBlogsGV</a> (Monday of blogs on GV) on July 14, 2014.</div> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/author/romina-mascareno/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by María Romina Mascareño'>María Romina Mascareño</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/gabriela-garcia-calderon/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Gabriela García Calderón'>Gabriela García Calderón</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/20/trucos-para-compartir-tuits-de-manera-automatica/' title='View original post [es]'>View original post [es]</a></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/tips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Ftips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically%2F&#038;text=Tips+for+Sharing+Tweets+Automatically&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Ftips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Ftips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically%2F&#038;title=Tips+for+Sharing+Tweets+Automatically' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Ftips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/tips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/tips-for-sharing-tweets-automatically/</a> </div> </div> </div> Citizen Citizen Media Gabriela García Calderón Quick Reads Spanish Technology Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:41 +0000 feed 309336 at http://newsmotion.org This Young Woman Footballer Is More Popular Than Messi in Her Remote Village in Nepal http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/young-woman-footballer-more-popular-messi-her-remote-village-nepal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Young Woman Footballer Is More Popular Than Messi in Her Remote Village in Nepal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_481393" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXW_B02TpMg"><img class="size-featured_image_large wp-image-481393" alt="Screenshot of the girls football team arriving after winning." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/sunakali-800x450.jpg" width="800" height="450" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Screenshot of Sunakali&#39;s women&#39;s football team arriving home after playing a tournament.</p></div> <p>Mugu, one of the poorest districts in Nepal, doesn&#39;t have a single football stadium. But it does have a star football player as revered as Argentina&#39;s famous son <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messi">Lionel Messi</a>&nbsp;&#8211; and she happens to be a girl.</p> <p>Sunakali and her team were welcomed home there after winning the women&#39;s national football tournament as if they had won the World Cup in Brazil, reported&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysansar.com/2014/06/13354/">Mysansar</a>, a popular Nepalese blog.</p> <p>The young women left their mountainous district for the first time to compete in the tournament in Kailali, a journey of hundreds of kilometers. They walked <a href="http://en.mysansar.com/?p=260">two days</a> to reach the airstrip, and travelled in a plane, rickshaw and bullock cart for the very first time in their lives.&nbsp;There are no direct roads between&nbsp;Kailali and Mugu, and the ones that do exist are in poor condition.</p> <p>At the tournament, the Mugu team played with Badikhel Team of Lalitpur district, Baliya Team of Kailali and Team Patharaiya before meeting with Team Tikapur in the finals.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ekantipur.com/saptahik/article/?id=14623 ">Team Mugu won and Sunakali was named the best striker</a>.</p> <p>It was an <a href="http://fittish.deadspin.com/this-is-why-its-called-the-beautiful-game-the-other-wo-1598633692/all">impressive achievement for many reasons</a>, including the fact that the young women were only introduced to the sport in 2011. In Mugu, the average life expectancy is reported to be 47 years, with men at 49 and women at 39. Nearly two-thirds of&nbsp;girls aged 15 to 19 are married, and female literacy rate stands at 9 percent.&nbsp;</p> <p>When the victorious team returned, locals met them at the airstrip chanting, &#8220;Sunakali, like Messi!&#8221; Horses were arranged for the young women to ride back to the village, an honor in Mugu where it is unusual for women to ride the animals.&nbsp;</p> <p>Journalist Bhojraj Bhat prepared <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXW_B02TpMg">a documentary</a> to be released this July based on the girls’ journey. A promo of &#8220;Sunakali: Teenage girls’ journey to glory&#8221; on YouTube offers a glimpse of life in Mugu.</p> <p><code><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6WBfnhvr1x8" height="315" width="560" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe> </code></p> <p>Since the tournament win, Sunakali has became a household name in Mugu, and her story has made the rounds on social media.&nbsp;Nepalese weekly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ekantipur.com/saptahik/article/?id=14623 ">Saptahik profiled Sunakali</a>&nbsp;following her Internet fame.&nbsp;Bhat tweeted the publication&#39;s cover:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sunakali, the Nepali&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Messi?src=hash">#Messi</a>&nbsp;! The most heat news of&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mysansar?src=hash">#Mysansar</a>&nbsp;(75,139), came on&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/saptahik">@saptahik</a>&nbsp;2dy&nbsp;<a href="http://t.co/R4Zj6TkA4o">http://t.co/R4Zj6TkA4o</a>)&nbsp;<a href="http://t.co/qBg107YSf4">pic.twitter.com/qBg107YSf4</a></p> <p>— Bhojraj Bhat (@bhojbhat)&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/bhojbhat/statuses/484934658451189760">July 4, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <p>Twitter user Suraj, a self-described movie maniac and cricket fan, tweeted Sunkali’s photo holding the trophy with her mother:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>मुगुकी मेस्सी- सुनकली बूढा आफ्नी आमाका साथ <a href="http://t.co/rmFNGsiIlN">pic.twitter.com/rmFNGsiIlN</a></p> <p>— Everest OS Suraj (@Criceverest) <a href="https://twitter.com/Criceverest/statuses/487165894137610240">July 10, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Mugu&#39;s Messi: Sunakali Budha with her mother</p></blockquote> <p>Famed Nepali blogger <a href="http://lexlimbu.com/blog/2014/06/18/sunakali-rise-of-womens-football-team-in-karnali/">Lex Limbu also has written about her on his blog</a>, which is widely read by Nepalese across the globe.</p> <p>In Sunkali&#39;s village in Mugu, television and Internet is still a dream. But&nbsp;Saroj Chapagai, a sociology student, couldn&#39;t help but wonder, given all the comparisons made between Sunkali and Messi:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/bhojbhat">@bhojbhat</a> कि सुनकलीले हिजो Messi को खेल हेरिन कि नाइ खेल हेर्ने बेला मा त्यो कुरो चाँहि मन मा लागी रा&#39;थ्यो</p> <p>— सरोज चापागाई (@saroj_Chapagai) <a href="https://twitter.com/saroj_Chapagai/statuses/487040575364165633">July 10, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Whether Sunakali watched Messi&#39;s game yesterday or not, I was pondering while watching the match.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/sanjib/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Sanjib Chaudhary'>Sanjib Chaudhary</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/sunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Fsunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament%2F&#038;text=This+Young+Woman+Footballer+Is+More+Popular+Than+Messi+in+Her+Remote+Village+in+Nepal&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Fsunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Fsunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament%2F&#038;title=This+Young+Woman+Footballer+Is+More+Popular+Than+Messi+in+Her+Remote+Village+in+Nepal' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F21%2Fsunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/sunakali-team-win-national-football-tournament/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/21/sunakali-team-win-national-football-tou...</a> </div> </div> </div> Brazil Citizen Citizen Media Development English Feature Nepal Nepal Nepali Sanjib Chaudhary South Asia Sport Technology Weblog Women & Gender Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:30:18 +0000 feed 309338 at http://newsmotion.org Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City's Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/tour-guides-only-tell-you-one-version-citys-story-new-app-lets-residents-tell-you-thei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City&#039;s Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 07/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_480850" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-full wp-image-480850" alt="Banner of words from Voicemap. Republished with permission." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/banner-create-7438ea6d2084f25f58b2b53729aa7d91.jpg" width="800" height="352" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Banner of words from Voicemap. Republished with permission.</p></div> <p>When you are traveling, you want to learn about your destination. But you are tired of the same old boring factoids, historical monuments, and traditional narratives written by tourism offices?</p> <div id="attachment_480847" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 350px"><img class="size-large wp-image-480847" alt="A screenshot from Voicemap. Republished with permission." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/1-City-Screen-350x600.jpg" width="350" height="600" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A screenshot from Voicemap. Republished with permission.</p></div> <p><a href="http://voicemap.me">Voicemap</a>&nbsp;is an app that allows storytellers to tell others about their own neighborhoods. The tracks are recorded in the voices of the storytellers, rather than professional voice artists, for a friendlier and more personal tone.</p> <p>After 10 years of globetrotting, founder&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/IainManley">Iain Manley</a>&nbsp;found himself working at a tour operation company. He remembered that in his own travels, the best experience was when someone showed him &#8220;their&#8221; city through their eyes. He started in his own hometown of Cape Town &#8212; a city he says is full of many different perspectives.</p> <p>&#8220;Ultimately, we are really interested in doing more than providing people with tours. We want to sue this as a new medium, a way of telling stories, that can shape a narrative in new and interesting ways,&#8221; he&nbsp;told us through a Skype interview.</p> <p>Voicemap focuses on creating multiple stories about one place, getting away from the single voice so common in tourism. Instead, they want to give a sense of ownership to people who live in the region to tell their own histories about their communities.</p> <p>The website explains:</p> <blockquote><p>Stories have always given meaning to the world around us. Home is a story we tell ourselves, and sometimes it is a part of the story about being Away. Mount Everest, the Mississippi, the pyramids at Giza and the Berlin Wall are really just stories, told and retold every day. Your neighbourhood is a story too.</p></blockquote> <p>A video about the project describes Voicemap further:</p> <p><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tyAY4geKALk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>There are challenges: trying to predict where people will walk and where they will stop, learning to map the walking speed to the walking time, and so on. &#8220;Instead of providing people with a list of landmarks, we want them to engage with the place,&#8221; Manley said.</p> <p>And there can be surprises &#8212; &#8220;Sometimes two people will talk about the same [landmark] with completely different opinions. That is much more interesting than something coming out of an encyclopedia or a guidebook.&#8221;</p> <p>Find Voicemap in the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/voicemap/id852027939">iTunes store</a>,&nbsp;and stay tuned for an Android version coming soon. If you are interested in signing up as a storyteller, you can start by <a href="https://voicemap.me/create">telling them a story online.</a></p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/lauramorris/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Laura Morris'>Laura Morris</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/20/voicemap-storytellers-as-tourguides/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F20%2Fvoicemap-storytellers-as-tourguides%2F&#038;text=Tour+Guides+Only+Tell+You+One+Version+of+a+City%27s+Story.+This+New+App+Lets+Residents+Tell+You+Theirs&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F20%2Fvoicemap-storytellers-as-tourguides%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F20%2Fvoicemap-storytellers-as-tourguides%2F&#038;title=Tour+Guides+Only+Tell+You+One+Version+of+a+City%27s+Story.+This+New+App+Lets+Residents+Tell+You+Theirs' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F20%2Fvoicemap-storytellers-as-tourguides%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; 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Entonces si no quieres que el&nbsp;estrés post-vacacional&nbsp;sea más agudo por problemas con tu información, lee con atención.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p><strong>Do you know the risks of using public computers?</strong></p> <p>You ignore these computers&#8217; “health condition”, and they can have virus&nbsp;or malware set up to steal your information. So, if you don&#39;t want post-holiday stress to be more serious for problems with your information, read carefully.</p> </blockquote> <p>No doubt about it, now the 13 will be a very lucky number.</p> <div class="notes">This post was part of the seventh <a href="http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/comparte-tus-posts-con-global-voices-lunesdeblogsgv/">#LunesDeBlogsGV</a> (Monday of blogs on GV) on June 16, 2014.&nbsp;</div> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/author/romina-mascareno/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by María Romina Mascareño'>María Romina Mascareño</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='https://globalvoicesonline.org/author/gabriela-garcia-calderon/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Gabriela García Calderón'>Gabriela García Calderón</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/18/el-13-de-la-suerte-tips-para-proteger-tus-datos-en-ordenadores-publicos/' title='View original post [es]'>View original post [es]</a></span> &middot; 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&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>La&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.clintonfoundation.org" target="_blank">Fondation Clinton</a>&nbsp;et l’opérateur de télécommunication&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.mtncameroon.net" target="_blank">MTN</a>&nbsp;ont établi un partenariat pour lutter contre le diagnostic tardif de l’infection au VIH chez les nouveaux nés. Comprenant une mini-imprinante, ce dispositif mobile sera installé dans&nbsp;682 centres de prélèvements à travers le pays. Pour sa part la&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.mtncameroon.net" target="_blank">MTN</a>&nbsp;devrait mettre&nbsp;son réseau, ainsi que ses équipements à disposition, pour un meilleur déploiement&nbsp;du service dans les régions trop éloignées qui semblent être les plus touchées. Les nouveau-nés pourront subir des tests pour le VIH dans divers hôpitaux avec l’impression immédiate des résultats en envoyant des tests via la technologie SMS à deux laboratoires spécialisés du pays.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>The Clinton Foundation and the telecommunications operator MTN have partnered to fight against the late diagnosis of HIV testing in newborns. &nbsp;This new mobile device will include a pocket-size printer and will be distributed in 682 testing centers across the country. For its part, &nbsp;MTN will share its cell network and its facilities for better service deployment in remote areas that have the most urgent needs. Newborns will be tested for HIV in various hospitals, the results of tests will be printed via SMS technology in two of the advanced laboratories in the country to allow the preparation of the treatment.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/author/abdoulaye-bah/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Abdoulaye Bah'>Abdoulaye Bah</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/lova-rakotomalala/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Rakotomalala'>Rakotomalala</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/12/171868/' title='View original post [fr]'>View original post [fr]</a></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/17/distribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; 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&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>La&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.clintonfoundation.org" target="_blank">Fondation Clinton</a>&nbsp;et l’opérateur de télécommunication&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.mtncameroon.net" target="_blank">MTN</a>&nbsp;ont établi un partenariat pour lutter contre le diagnostic tardif de l’infection au VIH chez les nouveaux nés. Comprenant une mini-imprinante, ce dispositif mobile sera installé dans&nbsp;682 centres de prélèvements à travers le pays. Pour sa part la&nbsp;<a href="http://www.afriqueitnews.com/2014/06/30/cameroun-une-technologie-sms-printer-pour-preserver-les-nouveaux-nes/www.mtncameroon.net" target="_blank">MTN</a>&nbsp;devrait mettre&nbsp;son réseau, ainsi que ses équipements à disposition, pour un meilleur déploiement&nbsp;du service dans les régions trop éloignées qui semblent être les plus touchées. Les nouveau-nés pourront subir des tests pour le VIH dans divers hôpitaux avec l’impression immédiate des résultats en envoyant des tests via la technologie SMS à deux laboratoires spécialisés du pays.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>The Clinton Foundation and the telecommunications operator MTN have partnered to fight against the late diagnosis of HIV testing in newborns. &nbsp;This new mobile device will include a pocket-size printer and will be distributed in 682 testing centers across the country. For its part, &nbsp;MTN will share its cell network and its facilities for better service deployment in remote areas that have the most urgent needs. Newborns will be tested for HIV in various hospitals, the results of tests will be printed via SMS technology in two of the advanced laboratories in the country to allow the preparation of the treatment.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/author/abdoulaye-bah/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Abdoulaye Bah'>Abdoulaye Bah</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/lova-rakotomalala/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Rakotomalala'>Rakotomalala</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/12/171868/' title='View original post [fr]'>View original post [fr]</a></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/17/distribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fdistribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns%2F&#038;text=Distribution+of+SMS+Printers+in+Cameroon+to+Reduce+Delays+in+HIV+Testing+for+Newborns&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fdistribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fdistribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns%2F&#038;title=Distribution+of+SMS+Printers+in+Cameroon+to+Reduce+Delays+in+HIV+Testing+for+Newborns' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fdistribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/17/distribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroon-to-reduce-delays-in-hiv-testing-for-newborns/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/17/distribution-of-sms-printers-in-cameroo...</a> </div> </div> </div> Cameroon Cameroon Citizen Citizen Media Development English French Good News Health Humanitarian Response Quick Reads Rakotomalala Science sub-Saharan Africa Technology youth Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:02:17 +0000 feed 307486 at http://newsmotion.org