22nd > October > 2007 Archive

Guardian launches Web 2.0 fix for Africa's problems

The newspaper editor described (by his own newspaper, at least) as being "at the forefront of the digital revolution" has launched a three year programme that will connect "the ideas, goodwill, resources and expert knowledge of 15 million readers around the world" and focus them on lifting an African village "out of the Middle Ages." Over the next three years, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger wrote in Saturday's edition, the village of Katine in Northern Uganda will be mapped and recorded by teams of Graun hacks observing progress in this "catalyst for change."
22 Oct 15:38 | 5

EU, US plan 'clear to fly' checks for visa waiver revamp

The Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), which allows EU citizens visa-free entry to the United States, is to be 'modernised' into virtual oblivion, and replaced by far more invasive 'pre-authorisation' systems on both sides of the Atlantic. This is revealed in an exchange of letters between EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom (sic) & Security Franco Frattini and US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff earlier this year (see Statewatch for Frattini and Chertoff letters).
22 Oct 15:53 | 19

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