A lire sur TechPresident cette semaine : #SUNU2012 l’initiative Sénégalaise présentée par Cheikh Fall le 13 juin au Personal Democracy Forum France :
It all started with this sentence: “A president of the republic has much power. It would be a shame to choose him unwisely.”
That is how Senegalese activist and blogger Cheikh Fall explains the motivation behind Sunu2012(“Sunu” means “Our” in the Wolof language), a participatory platform that he developed in 2011 to monitor the electoral process during the presidential election in his home country in February and March 2012. Fall, also known as @cypher007 is one of the creators of the hashtag #kebetu or “to twitter,” that is now used by Senegalese citizens and the Senegalese diaspora who want to discuss their country’s politics.
Fall was one of the speakers at PDF France, held on June 13th in Paris, where he described how the citizen initiative was important, especially for young citizens that use social media and microblogging platforms, to engage in a cultural and political change of their country, a “soft revolution,” as Fall calls it.
Cheikh Fall sur la scène du Personal Democracy Forum France, le 13 juin au 104. En savoir plus sur Cheikh Fall, @cypher007