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Cameroon offline since more than one week

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

One week before the start of the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) —a
space where access to the 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
sea fibre 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 government 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 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.?


Share your thoughts! APC WNSP 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 (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 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 ”.

NepaLinux, Free Geek win int'l award

KATHMANDU, Nepal

NepaLinux and Free Geek have been announced co-winners of APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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