GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - May 2016
Technology can help people. But it also shows social inequality. Some of us have many high-tech devices, some of us don't even have electricity. Often we throw away useless or harmful technology on the Global South. How can we make technology work for the poor? Here’s an idea: start from the bottom up - not top down. This is called technology justice.
You can start with this quick quiz - see how much you know about technology around the world - and check your answers in the infographic:
From the magazine this month:
Does new technology really help the poor? Is old technology better?
And what should scientists research? Who controls what they research? What is more important in the world: men going bald or malaria?:
Read these short stories about the success of technology to help people in Zimbabwe, Peru, Nepal, Kenya, South Africa, India etc:
Do you know about the Rojava women fighters? - they're fighting against ISIS/Daesh and for women's rights:
Information about Nigeria - why is it still so poor?:
This story is about Central African Republic - the peacekeepers do not speak the local languages - so how can they understand each other?:
The 3D printer is a new technology but will it help workers in the Majority World?
A photographer in the Philippines:
From the blogs this month:
This British-Syrian is trying to understand his relationship with Syria: