Blackberry at the ready

This week’s ‘My Week’ column in the Press Gazette is written by Paula Newton, CNN International security correspondent, as she heads out to Kenya. Although, despite being a security correspondent, she seems to have snubbed inflight security procedures with excessive Blackberry use on approach to Kisumu airport,

As we flew into Kisumu in western Kenya I couldn’t stop looking down at my Blackberry. The coverage was sweeping. As we rolled through a thoroughly burned, looted and desperate city centre, that Blackberry just kept chugging along at breakneck speed. This came to typify for me the utter irony of this Kenyan crisis. This nation was as modern and plugged into the 21st century as African countries get. In parts of Kisumu and the Rift Valley there was no food or water, but the Blackberry coverage was outstanding. link

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