I got an email this morning from BBC inviting me to join their talk on today’s Have Your Say program is the Nigerian election. It’s on at 6pm GMT today, Monday April 23. They appear to be interested in hearing about how technology is being used, and my post last month on Blueprint for a Nigerian Civil Society Election Blog.
Seems since then alot has happened in that department – but perhaps not enough. I’m still digesting it all, and trying to get my head around the tragedy that is the election results filtering through. The greenlightnigeria.org blog was set up by SDN, and NMEM, a to me unknown group, used the Frontline SMS tool by Ken Banks to do some election monitoring by SMS. I don’t know yet how the SMS experiment worked out, but the greenlightnigeria.org blog has been very inspiring to monitor, with audio and video testimony posted just about daily for the last two weeks.