[IAEP] Sugar in the news: picked up by BBC, AFP, IDG, eGov, Crunchgear, Boston Globe, Heise (DE), People's Daily (CN), UNIC Rio (BR), DigitalTrends, Daily Monitor (UG)

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Fri Apr 30 06:46:53 EDT 2010

Congratulations to everybody who worked on getting this press release
out, seems like it's being a big success!



On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 09:41, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Simon
> Unfortunately Christian is travelling and was unable to post the PR.
> He told me he could do so this weekend. Carlo did an Italian version
> and I will work up a French version, but it's less urgent now that the
> news wave has crested - useful for future visitors.
> The PR is here:
> http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-nations-relief-and-works-agency-chooses-one-laptop-per-child-laptops-with-sugar-for-major-education-project-in-mideast-92403534.html
> Sean
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> On 04/29/2010 11:27 PM, Sean DALY wrote:
>>> As our press release today was parallel to OLPC's and many journalists
>>> consulted both, I am including links to articles which cite OLPC but
>>> not Sugar by name. Also, yesterday's announcement by OLPC concerning
>>> the Memorandum of Understanding with the East African Community was
>>> often folded into the Palestine Territories coverage, so I will link
>>> to some of those too.
>>> Some errors occurred (the Boston Globe found an extra 10 million XOs,
>>> IDG said Activities are Windows-compatible) but most coverage has been
>>> positive.
>>> An encouraging step: OLPC has agreed to cite Sugar in their
>>> communications going forward, which will be helpful.
>>> BBC (1): One Laptop per Child targets Middle East and E Africa
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10091177.stm
>>> BBC (2): One Laptop Per Child reaches Gaza Strip
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8651580.stm
>>> AFP (via YNet): UN to distribute 200,000 laptops to Gaza refugees
>>> http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3882775,00.html
>>> IDG: UN to Buy 500,000 OLPC Laptops for Palestinian Children; the
>>> laptops will run Sugar, not Windows, marking a return to OLPC's roots
>>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/195240/un_to_buy_500000_olpc_laptops_for_palestinian_children.html
>>> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/106222/un-buy-500000-olpc-laptops-palestinian-children
>>> eGov Monitor: 500,000 Palestinian Children To Receive Laptops - A
>>> Collaboration Between UN And One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
>>> http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/36068
>>> Crunchgear: OLPC gets a boost: 500,000 units ordered by U.N. for
>>> Palestinian children
>>> http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/04/29/olpc-gets-a-boost-500000-units-ordered-by-u-n-for-palestinian-children/
>>> Boston Globe: OLPC aims to send 30m laptops to African students
>>> http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2010/04/one_laptop_per_12.html
>>> Heise (DE): OLPC-Laptops für ostafrikanische und palästinensische Kinder
>>> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/OLPC-Laptops-fuer-ostafrikanische-und-palaestinensische-Kinder-990195.html
>>> DigitalTrends: OLPC Inks Deals in Africa, Middle East
>>> http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/olpc-inks-deals-in-africa-middle-east/
>>> People's Daily (CN): UNRWA distributes laptops to Palestinian school children
>>> http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90783/91321/6968177.html
>>> UNIC Rio (BR): Crianças palestinas recebem computadores de parceiro da ONU
>>> http://unicrio.org.br/?p=579
>>> Daily Monitor (UG): EAC adopts one laptop per child initiative
>>> http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/909080/-/wy23nk/-/
>> Sean, and others involved, thanks for getting this press release out of
>> the door. And, yes, it is important that Sugar is cited.
>> Is the press release available online? Could not find it in the press
>> category on the site.
>> Regards,
>>    Simon
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