Mobile phones and relationships in Pakistan

March 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

BBC Reports on Pakistan Telecom’s Booty Call Crackdown

This is audio of a BBC report on how youth in Pakistan use mobile phones. Despite issues and cultural controversies, the mobile phone is gaining rapid popularity in Pakistan.

Note to viewers: Ignore the weird image. Not sure what it has to do with telecom in Pakistan.


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Blood Coltan (2008) Film

January 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

I’ll be showing this film in my Mobile Technologies in Developing Countries class. It’s not in Asia, but it’s an important aspect of mobile phones.

Description for video:
“This is a story about the real costs of our need to stay in touch. Mobile phones have hidden tariffs with unimaginable human consequences: rape, murder and illegal slave labour.”

Modern conveniences for the Western world come with dire consequences for developing countries.

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