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TED Fellow Jon Gosier wins Knight News Challenge Mobile grantTED Fellow Jon Gosier wins Knight News Challenge Mobile grant

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Congratulations is in order for TED Fellow Jon Gosier. His mobile app, Abayima, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge, which funds innovative projects designed to get information to all corners of the globe. While smartphones may be the norm in the West, most mobile phone users in the world — […]

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How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Bandi Mbubi has conflicting feelings about his cell phone. On the one hand, Mbubi — who fled his native country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a student activist fearing for his safety — has seen firsthand the ability of cell phones to connect people in the formerly cut-off part of the world. In […]