Tag Archives: Internet

Cubans Cheer as Internet Goes Nationwide for Day

Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet […]

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Diplomatic Viewpoint: Sri Lanka and the Digital Revolution

New York, N.Y.  While the role of governments is central in facilitating the development of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector, the international community has also recognized the critical role of civil society and the non-government sector. In Sri Lanka, like in many other developing countries, civil society movements are still in their infancy. […]

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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

New York, NY. 9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentors over the passing years, and recently burying my father and step-mother, death to me is no longer a stranger. My grasp of our human fragility stems from watching the […]

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Jim Luce on Connectivity

Jim Luce has experienced cellular technology in Asia, Africa and throughout the Americas where it is far more powerful than in his own nation, that has land lines that are protected by corporate interests.  In the Developing World, where land lines have not been as extensive, Jim has witnessed this technology leapfrog ahead. Rare Disease […]

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Allure of the Hive: Connectivity, Social Networking & Change

New York, N.Y.  A distinguished panel of experts gathered Saturday at the Philoctetes Center for theMultidisciplinary Study of Imagination for a standing room-only roundtable on the many ways Facebook is changing how we live. The moderator was David Kirkpatrick, author of the soon-to-be-published The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World, and panelists […]

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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

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