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Rio forum to shine torch on the dark side of the Internet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

In one of the first articles published about the Internet Governance Forum starting on November 12 2007, the AFP news agency says that "The darker corners of the Internet are to be
exposed under the bright light of Brazil's sun next week when a UN
conference on how the web is run gets underway. Rio de Janeiro
will from Monday host the UN Internet Governance Forum, in which 2,000
participants from 100 countries will examine ways to tackle pedophilia
and cybercrime. It will also discuss the implications of more
than 80 percent of the world's population not having access to the
worldwide network, mainly those in developing countries. Read the full piece here.

Cameroon offline since more than one week

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

One week before the start of the second Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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space where access to the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

is discussed-- Cameroon is shut out
of the internet. A news article
mentions that "A technical failure at the underwater SAT3 at the high
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optic terminal, about forty kilometres from Douala" is
believed to be the cause of the problem, according to an official
source in the Cameroon's economic capital." 

Nigerian Government, Mandriva reversal

Nigeria

Nigerian Government may still stick with the Mandriva Linux installed on its Classmate PCs

Free Culture House

VANCOUVER, Canada

iCommons announces a new project called the ‘Free Culture House’ project, recognising the growing importance of physical spaces in building the kinds of communities that will spread the global commons. The creative and information commons is by its nature a virtual and intangible thing, and having a physical space where people can learn from and talk to one another, becomes more and more important.

Nigerian education selects Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux

VANCOUVER, Canada

Mandriva recently made an announcement that they would be supplying the Nigerian "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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with 17,000 Classmate PC's running Mandriva Linux. Now they have published an An open letter to Steve Ballmer of Microsoft after hearing that the customer will be replacing the original software with Windows.

The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007

Prague

Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.?

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invites you to Take Back The Tech, and let your experiences and thoughts count. Write a post about harmful content on 1 November 2007.

The Summit of Assurances

Kigali

If the World Summit on the Information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

) was the summit of opportunities, Connect Africa can be best described as the summit of assurances.

"Get in the middle of a chain reaction"

Kigali, Rwanda

"Get in the middle of a chain reaction" we are urged by the lyrics of the Diana Ross song "Chain Reaction"; and it would seem also by The Source: ITU">ITU

at the on going Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda (from 29 to 30 Oct. 2007).

Rural Knowledge Center (RKC) provide Data Operators to the Voter Registration and National ID Card on going program and facilita

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) participates actively in Voter Registration for preparing a fresh voter list with photographs and National Identity Card (NID) program through the Rural Knowledge Centre(RKC) taken by the Bangladesh Election Commission in the countrywide.

Observation of World Rural Women Day (WRWD)2007, We demand Right based food security,Not Import & Market Dependencies!

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Equity and Justice Working Group (EJWG) & Bangladesh : World Rural Women’s day National Committee organized a seminar at National Press club Conference hall demanding “Nature & Right based Food Security ”.

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