Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Information drift

I follow a lot of aid blogs. It's a fairly specialised area of interest so, unsurprisingly, there tends to be quite a lot of overlap and interaction. I sometimes get distracted by the meta-stuff. Like today. I've been watching for a while now the furore over the MAT and the Protection of Information Bill in SA. It's only in the last couple of days, however, that I've seen it show up over and over in the aid blogs I'm following. Most of them seem to regard it as rather preposterous and not all that plausible. Many of them are, of course, well-situated to be able to understand and comment on the implications. I look forward to reading more of their takes. Interesting for me, in the meantime, to follow how the information and stories have made their way via activism and mainstream news into this little corner of the online-world.

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