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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/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 (CSOs) has been continuing 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: CSOs and Aid Effectiveness’ was held in the city yesterday. The seminar was organised jointly by a research and advocacy organisation (and APC-member) VOICE and a global 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 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 (CSOs) in Africa are to send a 20-member
delegation to the Internet Governance Forum (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 Uprisingswww.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.

Journalists need to “villagise” Internet

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa
Ansbert
Ngurumo, a famous Tanzanian blogger, claimed during the Digital Indaba
Citizen (a great workshop held before Highway see http://dci.ru.ac.za)
that “Africa’s best stories remain untold because journalists and
bloggers have focused on urban areas and neglected rural areas. Read the full article on the Web2forDev blog.

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