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ICT Policy for Development: Is there an elephant in the room? 15 March 2012

Far too many developing countries, especially those located in sub-Sahara Africa, have failed to leverage ICTs for effective national development. Numerous national ICT policies have been developed, often with the help of very costly international consultants, and yet the results remain disappoin...

Education and technology key thematic areas for Rio+20 People's Summit 02 March 2012

Thematic Social ForumAs part of the People’s Summit, the Thematic Social Forum released a working paper this week, entitled ‘Another Future is Possible’ discussing key themes for Rio+20.

UN Panel on Global Sustainability describes ICTs as 'critical' for sustainable development in new report
UN Panel on Global Sustainability describes ICTs as 'critical' for sustainable development in new report 10 February 2012 SF

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability has launched a report, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing”, which contains 56 recommendations to implement and mainstream sustainable development into economic policy.

Bangladesh Community Radio Forum 2012
Bangladesh Community Radio Forum 2012 24 January 2012 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remot...

Planet Text: How SMS Messaging is Changing the World
Planet Text: How SMS Messaging is Changing the World 14 January 2012 APC

SMS messaging, better known as texting, is changing how many of us interact with each other on a daily basis. However, beyond just simple communication, it is astounding to see how texting is reshaping the lives of so many.

Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh
Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh 24 December 2011 APC

5th Knowledge Sharing Workshop Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh “This is a great news for all of us that Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh!”-said Mr.

Scarlet vs SABA, groundbreaking internet rights case, but does it reach far enough?
Scarlet vs SABA, groundbreaking internet rights case, but does it reach far enough? 23 December 2011 Henrik

The recent judgement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on filtering and copyright enforcement has been hailed as a success for the free internet.

Why SOPA might pass -- and why it shouldn't
Why SOPA might pass -- and why it shouldn't 15 December 2011 Grady

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant ...