News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 65 on 30 March 2001

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BRINGING AUDIENCES AND INFORMATION TOGETHER - A TALE OF THREE WEB PUBLISHERS

30 March 2001

This issue’s headline story looks at the tale of three NGO publishers who are all producing web content products. Each illustrates what the web can do well but also shows some of the pitfalls. Why highlight these three? Number one is a specialist information service that has yet to reach its full potential. Number two shows how diaspora organisations are bringing together African communities on the continent and elsewhere. Number three shows how a traditional international framework like the Commonwealth is seeking to use the web to join up its disparate parts. TALE NUMBER ONE: THE PIMS MONITOR Samantha Fleming…