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Rebekah Heacock

Rebekah is a Lawrence, Kansas native who currently lives in Boston. She writes about technology, aid & development, East African public transit and anything else that strikes her fancy at Jackfruity. She previously co-directed the GV Technology for Transparency Network.

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Latest posts by Rebekah Heacock

8 March 2012

Uganda: Can a Viral Video Really #StopKony?

A film aimed at making Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Kony "famous" in order to raise support for his arrest has swept the Internet by storm, pushing #StopKony onto Twitter's trending...

13 May 2011

Uganda: Women's Groups, Lawyers Join Walk to Work Protests

As Uganda's Walk to Work protests enter their second month, the original group of opposition politicians has now been joined by women's organizations and lawyers who are angered not only...

Uganda: Police Paint Protesters Pink

Ugandan police have responded to the past month's ongoing Walk to Work protests by spraying protesters with tear gas and live bullets. During a demonstration on Tuesday, they took a...

19 April 2011

Uganda: Government Attempts to Block Facebook, Twitter as Protests Continue

As opposition politicians and others angry over rising fuel and food prices in Uganda continue to stage "walk to work" protests against the current regime, the government is asking Internet...

12 April 2011

Uganda: #walk2work Arrests Spur Hunger Strike, Future Protests

Rather than backing down after the arrest of two Ugandan opposition leaders for staging a "Walk to Work" protest against high fuel and food prices on Monday, Ugandan activists have...

18 February 2011

Uganda: Bloggers Apprehensive as Voters Go to Polls

Ugandans go to the polls on Friday for the country's second round of multiparty elections since current president Yoweri Museveni took power in 1986. The mood among both Ugandans on...

27 January 2011

Uganda: Gay Rights Activist Found Murdered

Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato was found murdered yesterday, just weeks after winning a court case against a local newspaper that had called for Ugandans to “hang” homosexuals. Kato...

11 November 2010

Technology for Transparency: Five New Cases, With More to Come!

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is thrilled to announce the start of the publication of our second phase of research. Beginning with five cases — Accountability Initiative in India, Amatora...

25 August 2010

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Technology for Transparency Network

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

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