GV Uganda: Katine Project brings villagers to blogosphere

My next piece is up at Global Voices Online:

Uganda’s Internet penetration rate is a little over six percent, a number that prevents large swaths of the population from joining Uganda’s blogren or accessing the global blogosphere. For one village, the Guardian and Observer’s Katine Project is working to change that.

Since October 2007, the Katine Project has tracked the impact of a dedicated £2.5 million ($4 million) AMREF development project in Katine, a rural sub-county in northeastern Uganda (virtual tour). In addition to providing general news about Uganda and tracking developments in five key project areas, the project has been training local residents to use video cameras to document their lives.

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