When the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) invited us to liveblog MobileActive's third international conference using Nokia cellphones, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. MobileActive is a rapidly expanding network of experts, NGOs, software and hardware companies that use or develop cellular technology for social impact.
Rhodes Journ is one of 16 winners of the 2008 Knight newschallenge - out of 3000 entrants into this international competition.
Over 4 years, the foundation will allocate $630 400 (R4,8m) to the school for a project working with mobile journalism.
In a nutshell, the idea is to involve students, the Grocott's Mail, and learners (as citizen journalists) to develop a common communications space in divided Grahamstown, by integrating them through cellphone journalism.