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Tell the geeks to stop developing software!!!

Rome

.... was one of the main conclusions of Ethan Zuckerman's 'killer' presentation at the Web2forDev conference. "One thing all geeks love is developing software. Give a geek a free minute and he will start writing software" he says, although he himself is a geek and enthusiastic software developer. "Your task is to stop them!", he added.

Bangladesh: International Right To Know Day 2007

Dhaka

You are informed that September 28 is the International Right to Know Day. In recognition of the international right to know day In Bangladesh the day will be observed with full attention. Different NGOs/"What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs

celebrate the day through different programs. I am mentioning here some programs:

Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee

BNNRC, Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations ("What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs

) has been continuing The American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">advocacy

with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh.

WB, IMF blamed for holding back country's development

DHAKA, Bangladesh

A seminar on 'Multi-Stakeholder National Consultation: "What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs

and Aid Effectiveness' was held in the city yesterday. The seminar was organised jointly by a research and The American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">advocacy

organisation (and APC-member) VOICE and a global The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">networking

organisation 'Reality of Aid' at the Brac Centre, said a press release.

Shut-down campaign for British care workers goes back online and campaigners use new e-tactics

Montevideo, Uruguay

A couple of weeks ago we blogged that workers employed in care homes in

north London (UK) were told by their employer -- a private company

called Fremantle -- that their wages were being cut by 30%, their hours

increased, their sick pay become a thing of the past, and their

pensions reduced, triggering an <a href="http://blog.apc.org/en/index.shtml?x=5197682">online campaign from LabourStart</a>

which was then taken offline following letters to LaborStart's Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

service provider from Freemantle. The campaign continues. Read this

update from LabourStart.

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course

Skopje, Macedonia

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association.

Internet Forum - Continent to Send 20 Delegates

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa

Civil Society Organisations ("What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs

) in Africa are to send a 20-member
delegation to the 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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Source: APC">IGF) in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, in November 2007 to ensure that the African voices are heard.
Speaking on behalf of the CSOs, Ms Natasha Primo of the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC) said that the essence of bringing the
crusade to the largest gathering of pen-pushers on the continent was to
guarantee that African communicators were not left out.

Soweto Uprisings wins a new media award

Johannesburg

Ismail Farouk scooped the winning prize in the “individual” category of the Highway Africa New Media Award 2007, for his website Soweto Uprisings - www.sowetouprisings.com, which he describes as a “Google maps mash up”.

Women in the African newsroom

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa

Kristin Palitza of Agenda Magazine was the chair of a discussion panel on gender and the media today, September 11 2007, in Grahamstown, South Africa. Unlike most of the other panels at Highway Africa, this one lined up three women and no man. Certainly a colourful and rather critical one in an event where only 15 out of 55 speakers are women.

Highway Africa talks training

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa

The Highway
Africa 2007 Conference kicked off yesterday, with an opening discussion
on the conference theme: excellence in journalism and journalism as a
profession on the African continent. Read the full article on ITWeb.

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