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Software Freedom Day 2010 in Cameroon

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SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY 2010

Organizes by PROTEGE QV, Software Freedom Day 2010 will be celebrated in Cameroon on the 18th September.

The architecture of this event is as follows:

Two conferences, the first on the theme “Challenges of implementing a free Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software / open source ERP company” and the second on the theme “Integration of OSS (Open Source So

ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation

Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.

CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate

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CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 26, 2010
Contact: Mera Szendro Bok, email: myvoicearticle19@gmail.com

Making radio spots: Tips from the Argentine Feminist Tech Exchange

Buenos Aires

The extremely cool Argentinian feminist radio network Nosotras En El Mundo trained 20 grassroots violence-against-women activists to make clips for radio to announce their VAW actions on local radios.

Paola and Soledad talked about the limitations radio has.

LACNOG 2010 - Call for Presentations – www.lacnog.org

Sao Pablo, Brasil

The Network Operators Group of Latin America and the Caribbean, LACNOG, will have its first conference LACNOG 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 19th to 22nd of October jointly with the fourteenth LACNIC meeting (LACNIC XIV) and the PTT Forum organized by NIC.br.

This is the initial public call for presentations for the event.

The following is a non-comprehensive list of some of the topics that

Funding opportunity

Johannesburg

Deadline: 15 September 2010

More information is available here:
http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/innovative-libraries/how-to-apply/

Grants are available from US$5,000 to US$50,000.

Projects supported: * Programs to enhance library infrastructure, technology or information services in ways that significantly expand their ability to make STM (scientific/social sci

The Congo Brazzaville: SMS to combat violence against women

The government and the NGOs are working hand in hand to improve the status of women in the Congo Brazzaville. Various workshops have helped develop innovative action plans to fight against violence inflicted on women.

These projects use new information technologies that facilitate communication between different actors in these programmes.

Seminar on 'The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development'

Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) is a Citizen Sector Organization founded in memory of (Smt.) Krishna Biswas who dedicated herself to progressive movement for the welfare of women and society. KHI works with the grassroots-level organizations working directly with and for the underprivileged. The Organization is registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961.

New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan

Karachi

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

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