WATCH: Al Jazeera’s Redi Tlhabi Interview With Ory Okolloh and Toby Shapshak
Al Jazeera’s new African talk show host Redi Tlhabi hosted Google Africa’s Ory Okolloh and Stuff magazine editor Toby ShapshakThis Friday on Al Jazeera’s new global talk show South 2 North
Ory Okolloh is a Kenyan cyber activist. She is Google Africa’s policy manager. Ory co-founded Ushahidi, a website which was used to collect and disperse information during the 2007/2008 election violence in Kenya. Ushahidi, which combines mapping with eye-witness reports, has since been used to monitor xenophobic violence in South Africa; elections from Mexico to India; the Gaza War; and post-earthquake crises in Chile, Haiti and Christchurch. Six years later, Ory is monitoring the Kenyan elections again with The Kenyan Elections YouTube channel, which will curate content from across YouTube.
Toby Shapshak is South African, He is the founding editor of the South African edition of Stuff magazine, the world’s largest selling technology magazine. A former ICT Journalist of The Year in South Africa, Toby ran the Mail & Guardian website when it was the first news site in Africa. One of the first technology writers in South Africa, Toby has a keen interest in how technology is transforming Africa.
They discussed many issues. Enjoy the interview