Me in los diarios
The OLPC Paraguay project gets a lot of media attention here, especially in this important time. Word spread that an Englishman is in town, which has resulted in newspaper publicity:
First, an interview in La Nacion: Paraguay se convierte en foco regional del proyecto OLPC (Paraguay becomes the regional focus of the OLPC project). I’m not too proud of this one, there are numerous inaccuracies and I’m given far too much credit.
Secondly, two very good articles in the highly-popular ABC newspaper:
- El voluntario que cruzó un océano para dar “Una computadora por niño” (The volunteer that crossed an ocean to give one laptop to every child)
- “Las laptops pueden ayudar de muchas maneras”, dijo Daniel (“The laptops can help in many ways”, says Daniel)
In print form, both of the ABC articles appeared on 1 page in the main section of the newspaper, occupying the whole page. And it was published on a Sunday, which is a day when seemingly everyone in Paraguay reads this newspaper. In addition to receiving emails from other parts of the country, various friends-of-friends have been in contact after seeing it, and seemingly everyone I visit now also knows about it!