[LESS INFO] 185 VIEWS | ADDED 14:49:58 10/06/09
Bangkok is one of the centers of tech innovation in Asia, but it hasn't always been that way. Tune in as our newly inoculated team moves from Bangkok Hospital to speak with John Berns , one of the co-founders of Barcamp Bangkok , about the rise of the local tech community. After a bike tour of the city, Emily and Mark then travel to Open Dream to meet Thai developers building digital tools for civil society and business. They give us a tour of their office co-working space. What do open government initiatives look like in Thailand and are there ways to support the community there by creating programming teams for new gadgets things like Livescribe ? Find out in this episode of DdTv!
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 08:41:27 09/21/09
As the debate over health care reform rages in the United States, Mark and Emily explore another option: medical tourism. Inoculation against certain tropical diseases is a routine precaution for traveling in Southeast Asia but even getting a handful of shots in the U.S. can quickly become very expensive. So Mark asked: "Why not just get them in Thailand?" Can he expect the same quality of care overseas? Can he afford it? And if so, what does that say about our own health care system in America? Find out on this episode of DdTv!
[LESS INFO] 30 VIEWS | ADDED 13:31:50 09/07/09
Digital Democracy's Co-Directors' Mark and Emily are headed to Thailand for six weeks. While there, they'll be working with our partners around Burma's borders to implement our programs Handheld Human Rights and Project Einstein . In this episode the voyage begins: from packing, to flying, their arrival in Bangkok, and ultimately navigating the city, we follow Mark and Emily half way around the world as they begin the journey of launching Dd's programs, which have developed from nearly 2 years of research and project development.
[LESS INFO] 115 VIEWS | ADDED 14:01:34 08/28/09
In this episode we travel to Brooklyn to meet with Soliya , an organization that's working to empower young adults to bridge the divide between Western and Muslim societies using new media. Outreach Manager Reem Marto explains the lack of access for kids in the Middle East, and how Soliya's Connect Program is working to tackle these issues.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 01:37:05 08/20/09
Introducing Digital Democracy! Journey with us around the world as we share the story behind our creation. Get a glimpse of our previous work - from Thailand to South Africa to Armenia. Meet the team behind Digital Democracy, and learn how you can play a role in DdTv.
[LESS INFO] 578 VIEWS | ADDED 13:02:01 08/05/09
Burmese monk U Agga has witnessed the role digital technology can play first-hand. A member of the All Burma Monks Alliance, he was a leader of Burma's 2007 Saffron Revolution, forced to flee the military during their brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. He recently sat down with Digital Democracy to tell his story and discuss what technology means for the Burmese democracy movement.