To build a blog focused on news from Rwanda, using readily available, predominantly free, tools to draw in information from a wide range of sources in addition to original reporting and opinion pieces distributed across the web using 50 or more social media services.
If it’s acronymns you’re after to explain the editorial, publishing and distribution process, the closest I can come up with is HECK
Hyperdistributed, Editorialised Content from Kigali
…bit lame I know… and yes, I borrowed the Hyperdistribution line from here.
I’ll go into the specifics of what tools I use and how I use them in later posts, but for now this is the basic idea - gathering news, verifying news, publishing news, distributing news - very old school…
Lastly, what with the Internet hopefully playing a big role in transforming Rwanda in the near future, I have a less than well-developed plan for kigaliwire.com to become a blueprint for online journalists working in Kigali and beyond.
If it works technically, I will probably look at finding a local news hungry hack with an aptitude for bloggy stuff to take the show over when I eventually up sticks and leave for pastures new.
As it stands, I’m on my tod, learning how to do things by muddling along.
UPDATE: I changed the look of Kigaliwire around March, 2010. I wanted a WordPress Template that changed the focus to two simple elements: the photography and the newswire.