SMS Your News – the Mashada Hotline

If you’re in Kenya and have news on the elections, you likely have no voice or no way to tell the world. Spread the word to SMS your news to the Mashada forums via their SMS hotline.

Send your SMS to +44 762 480 2635

the Mashada SMS hotline

This is exactly what I was talking about it my last post on why the internet matters in Africa. Technologists finding ways to keep communicating. Even better, this is something that anyone in Kenya can use, not just those with access to the internet.

5 thoughts on “SMS Your News – the Mashada Hotline

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  2. Great work, Erik.

    Quick question: It seems like Mashada is a ‘one to many’ medium in the same sense as BBC Africa’s ‘Have Your Say’. In other words, while you can post via SMS, you can only read other people’s comments via email/website. Am I getting this right?

  3. Josh, absolutely correct. This is the biggest shortcoming of the current technology platforms available to us – none of them reach the masses, though Mashada’s solution at least allows the masses a voice.

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