The VJ monologues cont…

30 03 2011

By Richard Dodwell








Hi everyone,

I thought in relation to Dale’s previous post you would be interested in the above 2009 graphic which, according to the Guardian newspaper in which it featured, shows that ‘In Africa, mobile phone penetration is higher than electricity penetration.’

This struck me as interesting, particularly as internet penetration is so low for the continent. We in the UK and the west rely so heavily on our mobile phones for casual conversations and text messages, yet in the developing world they play a pivotal role in the dissemination of news and stories. Is it our endless rules and regulations that prohibit a new wave of citizen journalism? And who may have an invested interest in these rules?

The following is a really nice video that demonstrates the role of the mobile in Africa (something we can all learn from):

Hello Africa from UZI FILM on Vimeo. 

<p><a href=”″>Hello Africa</a> from <a href=”″>UZI FILM</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>




2 responses

31 03 2011
Alango Mzbeki

Hello Richard,
This is very interesting to us and thankyou for posting the vimeo. Penetration is much more!
Alango MzBeki

31 03 2011
Richard Dodwell

Thank you Alango.

Yes we hope for much more internet penetration in the coming years, like we saw demonstrated across North Africa not too long ago!

Richard Dodwell
World VJ

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