Technology

Rights groups and activists slam Iraq Internet law

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was published by AFP on July 12, 2012. It can be found in full here. BAGHDAD (AFP) – An Iraqi draft law that would jail web users for life for a variety of ill-defined crimes has been condemned by rights groups and activists who have slammed its vague language [...]


To HDR or not to HDR?

To HDR or not to HDR?

After reading this excellent post with tips for using Instagram (written by Anthony Quintano, Senior Community Manager for NBC News), I went ahead and downloaded a couple of the iPhone photography apps he recommended: Pro HDR and Color Splash. Both are great applications and are really fun to play around with, but while Color Splash [...]


Baghdad Diary: Tech frustrations in Iraq

Prashant’s Note: This blog post was originally published by AFP on November 26, 2009. It can be found in full here. by Prashant Rao I love technology — I regularly read tech-related blogs, usually buy New Scientist, What Hi-Fi or similar magazines when I travel, and have spent more than I’d care to admit on [...]


Facebook on the Frontline (Part II)

Prashant’s note: The following article was originally published in the latest issue of Correspondent, the bi-monthly magazine of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club. It is reproduced here in full with the permission of the magazine. by Prashant Rao How is social media changing the role of today’s correspondent? All I know is that for [...]


Internet collaboration still in infancy: Wikipedia founder

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was originally published by AFP on November 2, 2008. It can be found here. LONDON (AFP) – The age of public collaboration over the Internet is still only in its infancy, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP in an interview. The 42-year-old web guru, in an effort to show Wikipedia’s [...]