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ICT Works logo Reading on Mobile Phones? mLiteracy Opportunities and Challenges by ICT Works, April 6th, 2015
5 apps to improve literacy, by Devex, March 2nd, 2015
Digital tapas: Six Spanish start-ups The Bookseller, February 11th, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle logo Worldreader gives free e-books to kids around the world by The San Francisco Chronicle, December 24th, 2014
ABC 7 Logo Nonprofit helps children in ebola-stricken countries continue education by ABC 7 News Bay Area, December 24th, 2014
Publishers Weekly Mobile Devices, New Partnerships Boost Worldreader by Publishers Weekly, December 23rd, 2014
Interview with David Risher by KOIT Radio’s Listen Up Bay Area by KOIT Radio, December 14th, 2014
Rancho Santa Fe Review logo Worldreader President discusses e-book plan at Del Mar Country Club by Rancho Santa Fe Review, November 24th, 2014
CNN logo E-readers bring hope to Africa’s schools by CNN, August 20th, 2014
Mobile Phones Promote Literacy in Poorest Countries: UN Report by NBC News, April 24th, 2014
UNESCO Sees Mobile’s Potential to Boost Global Literacy by Digital World Book, April 24th, 2014
Wall Street Journal logo [Video] How Mobile Devices Drive Literacy in Developing World by The Wall Street Journal, April 23rd, 2014
Mobile devices playing big part in promoting literacy in developing countries, says study from Tech Times, April 23rd, 2014
Cell Phones Could Help Millions in Developing Countries To Read from Time, April 23rd, 2014
Cellphones ignite a ‘reading revolution’ in poor countries from The Verge, April 23rd, 2014
Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO from TechCrunch, April 23rd, 2014
UN partners with Worldreader to give Kindles to students in refugee camps from Giga Om, February 21st, 2014
E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World by NPR’s All Things Considered, December 2nd, 2013
Interview with David Risher: Worldreader aims to eradicate global illiteracy by giving children e-readers by PBS Newshour, November 29th, 2013
Worldreader Distributing eReaders to Kenyan Libraries With Funds From Gate’s Foundation from Goodereader, October 18th, 2013
Worldreader Receives Grant To Pilot E-Reading Program In Africa’s Libraries from Inside Bay Area, October 17th, 2013
Volunteers from Seattle learn a lot from school in Zambia by The Seattle Times, September 11th, 2013
IT in Emerging Markets – Mobile Apps In Africa  by IEEE Computer Society, IT Pro September/October 2013
ICT Works logo Worldreader Kits: eBooks in a Box for Hungry Young Minds by ICT Works, July 22nd, 2013
A ‘novel’ idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone by Christian Science Monitor, May 9th, 2013
Mobile Phones Deliver Millions of E-Books to Developing World from Mashable, April 17th, 2013
Worldreader, a nonprofit, brings e-books to developing countries by Christian Science Monitor, April 11th, 2013
Worldreader sees 500,000 Readers a Month with their App from Goodereader, April 10th, 2013
Worldreader counts 500,000 users of its e-reading app on feature phones from CNN Money, April 9th, 2013
Worldreader counts 500,000 users of its e-reading app on feature phones from Giga Om’s Paid Content, April 9th, 2013
Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books ‘to every child on the planet from Venture Beat, April 9th, 2013
This Simple App Could Put E-Books On Millions Of Phones In The Third World from Forbes, April 9th, 2013
Worldreader Expands Ghana Footprint with a $300,000 Grant from USAID, World Vision, and AusAID from Goodereader, March 5th, 2013
Four companies that are changing digital reading in Africa from Giga Om’s Paid Content, February 18th, 2013
The Weekly Good: Worldreader Wants To Put A Digital Book In Every Child’s Hand from TechCrunch, February 17th, 2013
With Digital Technology, Worldreader Brings Knowledge to Africa’s Neediest Children from Wharton Knowledge, December 11th, 2012
DHL Lend Worldreader a Hand – Delivering Kindles To Africa from eBookAnoid, October 29th, 2012
On International Day of the Girl, Books Matter from Huffington Post Impact, October 11th, 2012
World Literacy Day: Giving All Kids a Chance from Huffington Post Impact, September 8th, 2012
Worldreader: Taking the E-Books Revolution to Africa by Bloomberg Businessweek, September 6th, 2012
The New York Times logo Publishers Back African Literacy Effort With E-Books by The New York Times, September 6th, 2012
Libraries in the Hands of Children in the Developing World by Jet Set Times, September 2nd, 2012
Active in a Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing by The New York Times, August 27th, 2012
1 Million e-books to Developing Nations by CNN (Katie Linendoll), July 6th, 2012
Worldreader’s partnership with FCB by Fox Soccer Report, June 20th, 2012
Wall Street Journal logo An e-reader revolution for Africa? by The Wall Street Journal, Life & Style, June 15th, 2012
Wall Street Journal logo FC Barcelona Kicks Off Appeal to Send Million E-Books to Africa by Wall Street Journal Tech Europe, May 25th, 2012
FC Barcelona stars help to bring e-books to Africa by Christian Science Monitor, May 25th, 2012
Barcelona FC Backs Bid to Send One Million E-Books to Africa by CNN Inside Africa, May 25th, 2012
Million Books Movement Worldreader Wants to Bring 1 Million E-Books to Africa by Fast Company, May 24th, 2012
Million Books Movement 1 Million E-Books Headed to Africa with FC Barcelona’s Help by Mashable, May 24th, 2012
Visions & Voices: Colin McElwee, by Capital, May 17th, 2012
May 10: e-Reader Technology + Education = Changes in the Developing World by Fire it Up with CJ, May 10th, 2012
A simple challenge to publishers: books for Ghana by Domino Project, April 27th, 2012
What happens when you give Kindles to kids in Ghana by GigaOm, April 27th, 2012
Kids in Ghana learn quickly with Kindle by MSNBC, April 27th, 2012
Pew E-book Survey: 20 Percent of U.S. Is Reading Electronically from Daily Beast, April 5th, 2012
E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones from Giga Om’s Paid Content, April 3rd, 2012
Reading app launched for ‘dumb’ phones The Bookseller, April 2nd, 2012
An update on the use of e-readers in Africa from EduTech, A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education, March 16th, 2012
Earning Credits for More Books – Worldreader from TeleRead as a re-post of Worldreader’s blog, March 16th, 2012
How do children learn to read when you have no books? from No Straight Lines Blog by Alan Moore, March 14th, 2012
Recognize Others For Exemplary Nonprofit Commitment from Microsoft’s Just Means, Recognize Others For Exemplary Nonprofit Commitment, March 13th, 2012
Profile in Innovation: Worldreader from Leader to Leader Institue, February 2012
Mobile Devices Address Tech. Equity in Africa from Education Week, January 30th 2012
Exciting Kindle News From Worldreader: Read A Book, Feed A Mind from Kindle Nation Daily, January 26th, 2012
Creative Cause: The Kilgoris Project from clamorate! January 18th, 2012
Gutenberg 2.0: Kindling the Reading Habit from Huffington Post, December 27th, 2011
The Ultimate Last-Minute Gift For Benevolent Bookworms from Edudemic, December 18th, 2011
Give a book to a kid in Africa an e-book – Worldreader have a nice idea from eBookAnoid, December 16th, 2011
Global EdTech News Roundup December 2011 from Dot Learnt, December 6th, 2011
A World of Books from Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, November 22nd, 2011
E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed from MindShift KQED, November 11th, 2011
Microsoft Alumni Foundation announces Integral Fellows Award winners from The Seattle Times, November 17th, 2011
Worldreader is leading a reading revolution in the developing world from ETD, October 26th, 2011
Mobile Phones, eBooks Turning the Page on Education from USAID, September/October 2011 in Read Write Web Worldreader and Amazon bring Africa’s Libraries to the World from ReadWriteWeb, August 22nd, 2011
Out of Amazon, into Africa from Princeton Alumni Weekly, July 6th, 2011
Publishers Weekly Worldreader Expands into Kenya from Publishers Weekly, April 18th, 2011
eReaders will transform the developing world – in and outside the classroom from ETD, April 12th, 2011
First Step to Literacy: Getting Books into the Hands of Children from Brookings, January 28th, 2011
E-Readers in Africa: Non-Profit Brings Thousands of Books to Ghanaian Children from Mashable, January 26th, 2011
The New York Times logo Florida or Ghana, E-Reading Innovators Face the Same Challenges from The New York Times, January 24th, 2011
What’s Next: Curling up with E-readers from Stanford Social Innovation Review, November 2010
Publishers Weekly Announces Random House E-book Donation; Digitization Project from Publishers Weekly, November 11th, 2010
TechCrunch Worldreader to Digitize Thousands of African Titles and Ship out E-readers from TechCrunch, October 8th, 2010
Publishers Weekly Frankfurt 2010: Making a Difference with E-readers from Publishers Weekly, October 8th, 2010 in Read Write Web Worldreader and Amazon bring Africa’s Libraries to the World from ReadWriteWeb, October 6th, 2010 to Digitize and Make Available Thousands of Books by African Authors in 2010  from Reuters, October 7th, 2010
CNN logo CNN Interviews Worldreader’s David Risher by CNN, August 2010
Wall Street Journal logo Nonprofit tries One-Kindle-Per-Child in Ghana by Wall Street Journal Tech Europe, August 5th, 2010
Worldreader to Boost Literacy in Ghana With Kindle e-Readers from HowStuffWorks, July 2010 in Teleread reports early success, sets bigger goals from Tele Read, July 28th, 2010 in Read Write Web E-readers bring the world’s libraries to rural Africa from ReadWriteWeb, July 27th, 2010 in JK On The Run Bringing Kindles Into Developing Countries from GigaOM, June 25th, 2010
PocketLint Logo testing e-readers in third world classrooms from Pocket-lint, April 21st, 2010 Logo Kindle seen as enabler for developing countries by from, March 16th, 2010
Wired Magazine Logo Kindles Come To Classroom in Ghana from Wired, March 16th, 2010


#CitiTrends Episode Three: Freight Forwarding, E-Readers and TEDXAccra, by Citi FM, March 11TH, 2015
Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, by Publishing Perspectives, March 3rd, 2015
Worldreader Phone App Aims to Widen Access to Books in Africa, by AfricanBrains, February 9th, 2015
Worldreader Using Technology to Educate the Kenyan Child, by CIO, August 21th, 2014
Worldreader Is Making Access To Digital Books Available On Mobile Devices, by Techloy, November 11th, 2014
Liberia: Using Cellphones to Learn – Cellcom Committed to Zero Rate, by AllAfrica, November 7th, 2014
Slum schoolgirls living digital dream by Daily Nation, October 17th, 2014
Learning Curve: Introduction of E-reader at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy by NTV Kenya, October 14th, 2014
Library boxes foster creativity in refugee camps by SciDev.Net, October 6th, 2014
Worldreader brings mother-tongue ebooks to feature phones in Africa by Venture Burn, July 31st, 2014
NGO pilots e-Readers in Volta Region by Ghana News Agency, July 8th, 2014
The mobile reading revolution from BusinessDay, June 11th, 2014
CELLCOM Launches “Mobile Reading Revolution” from Monrovia Inquirer, June 9th, 2014
NEWSWDESK interview Mobile Learning Trends from KTN Kenya, May 28th, 2014
Reading In The Mobile Era, by The New Africa, April 23rd, 2014
Kenya: E-Readers Launched in Teso North, by AllAfrica, April 18th, 2014
Worldreader Project Launched, by Modern Ghana, April 7th, 2014
Worldreader donates $200k for e-readers project in Kenya by Humanipo, March 25th, 2014
Pilot program by USAID provides hints concerning the laptop project from KTN Kenya, March 24th, 2014
Kisumu gets Sh17m for e-readers project by the Star, March 24th, 2014
Worldreader introduces e-reading app for mobile phones by Graphic Online, March 13th, 2014
Kenya: E-Readers Transform Learning in a Nairobi School, by AllAfrica, January 8th, 2014
Will e-publishing help Africa switch on to reading?, by BBC Africa, December 2nd, 2013
Tablets improve learning at model girls’ school from Standard Digital, November 7th, 2013
Worldreader Receives Grant To Pilot E-Reading Program In Africa’s Libraries from Africa Punch, October 20th, 2013
Making reading attractive with e-reading from Graphic Online, July 15th, 2013
Worldreader donates tablets from The Herald Online, May 23th, 2013
Zimbabwe: Worldreader Donates Tablets from AllAfrica, May 23th, 2013
Worldreader, A Shot In The Arm For King George School! from Techno Mag, May 19th, 2013
Worldreader signs on more local publishers in Zimbabwe from Techzim, May 17th, 2013
Low reading culture threatens country’s literacy rate: Minister from Chronicle, May 16th, 2013
No more ‘baggage’ for learners as ministry takes e-readers to class Standard Digital, May 15th, 2013
Should students be given laptops or e-readers? from Business Daily, May 15th, 2013
PM unveils pioneer e-book library from DailyNews, May 13th, 2013
Tanzania: PM Unveils Pioneer E-Book Library from AllAfrica, May 13th, 2013
Worldreader reaches out to Zimbabwe from Techno Mag, May 10th, 2013
The better side of ICTs and learning of children in Kenya by Daily Nation, May 6th, 2013
African E-Book Initiative Launched from Ghana Library Association, April 20th, 2010
GhanaWeb Logo initiates e-book project in Ghana from Ghana Web, March 22nd, 2010

Europe & Oceania

Pot salvar el món el filantrocapitalisme? by Diari ARA, March 21st, 2015
El mòbil és l’escola by El Punt Avui, January 23rd, 2015
El móvil para alfabetizar el mundo by El Mundo, January 23rd, 2015
Nominet Trust – celebrating 100 life-changing applications of digital technology by Financial Times, December 5th, 2014
Four mobile-based tools that can bring education to millions from The Guardian, August 20th, 2014
Worldreader Mobile app provides health information  from BBC World News, August 7th, 2014
Open access publisher brings scholarship to developing world from Times Higher Education, June 12th, 2014
Unesco: Mobile phones are causing a “reading revolution” in poor countries from The Independent, April 25th, 2014
El móvil ayuda a la alfabetización de los niños from El País, sección Sociedad, April 24th, 2014
‘Mobile reading revolution’ takes off in developing world from The Guardian, April 23rd, 2014
Lluis Miret que avui ens porta a Nadja Borovac from COPE Catalunya i Andorra, April 23rd, 2014
La Unesco promueve el teléfono móvil como herramienta contra el analfabetismo from La Vanguardia, April 23rd, 2014
UN launches e-reader initiative in Tanzania from The Telegraph, February 21st, 2014
The Guardian and Observer Christmas Appeal 2013: Worldreader from The Guardian, December 22nd, 2013
Kindles makes up for lack of books in Ghana’s reading revolution from The Guardian, December 13th, 2013
Vencer la pobreza a golpe de innovación from El País, October 22nd, 2013
Interview with David Risher by Radio NZ’s This Way Up with Simon Morton, October 6th, 2013
Tech saints: how innovative charities are changing the world from PC Pro, September 27th, 2013
Technology for social good: Q&A with David Risher from The Guardian, August 29th, 2013
E-reader is dé uitkomst voor lezend Afrika from, July 17th, 2013
Digital Education in Kenya: Tablet Teachers from The Economist, December 8th, 2012
E-readers kindle enthusiasm for learning among children in Kenya from The Guardian, October 26th, 2012
FC Barcelona y Worldreader, juntos, para marcar un gol a favor de las niñas from, October 11th, 2012
El Barça ayuda a fomentar la lectura entre las niñas más desfavorecidas by Sport España, October 11th, 2012
Cuando el fútbol sirve para algo… más by El País – Blog 3500 Millones, September 14th, 2012
A Tale of Technology and The Written Word by Financial Times, September 3rd, 2012
The Future of Education in Africa is Mobile, by BBC Future, August 24th, 2012
Libros para cambiar el mundo, en el foro Impulsa by, June 29th, 2012
Kindles para niños Africanos by El País, June 9th, 2012
“¿De verdad Messi quiere que yo lea más?” by Sport España, May 24th, 2012
Turning dumbphones to smartphones by BBC Future, Matter of Life & Tech, April 6th, 2012
Interview: Colin McElwee from Metropolitan Barcelona, March 30th, 2012
BBC’s David Amanour covers the first days of the iREAD pilot in Ghana from BBC, 2010
BBC’s Sophie Ikenye Interviews Colin McElwee about Worldreader’s Work in Ghana from BBC, 2010 Livres électroniques pour tous from Le Monde, October 15th, 2010
Sin Libros de Texto pero con E-books from La Vanguardia, July 10th, 2011
Llibres arreu from El Punt Avui, April 16th, 2011
elPeriodico Logo Kids in Africa need books too from El Periódico, June 4th, 2010 en Enrique Dans E-readers in a different environment from Enrique Dans, May 27th, 2010


Literati – A look at the world of publishing, books and writers, from The Hindu, July 5th, 2014
A technology revolution in Kenya’s schools, from Aljazeera, July 20th, 2013
Education Economy on Emirates Daily News from Emirates News (minute 6:58), November 14th, 2012
E-books Become the Ideal Solution from, November 13th, 2012
Bringing e-books to African schools from Al Jazeera, October 23rd, 2011

South America

ONG incentiva leitura com distribuição de Kindles by O Globo, April 24th, 2013
Webinar in Argentina: Dispositivos Móbiles y Contenidos Digitales from Webinar 2012: Aprendizaje Ubicuo, March 14th, 2012
Worldreader: E-readers can transform education in developing countries from VOXXI, February 27th, 2013