The Internet Governance Forum's inaugural meet is at Athens, Greece from October 30 to November 2, 2006. My Association for Progressive Communications colleagues Frédéric Dubois and Analia Lavin will be there. To get to the background of what this is all about check this Wikipedia page. It has links to the mandate of the 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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The NEPAD e-school project is no doubt a very noble idea. It aims to equip schools throughout Africa with an 'end-to-end Technology solution'. But will this project live beyond the implementation period?
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In September 2006, APC launched a new prize called the Chris Nicol Free Software Foundation ">FOSSPrize. It's meant to encourage projects that make use of innovative free and open source software technologies in their activities. Coordinator Karel Novotny was asked by Brazilian journalist Luisa Gockel why the ordinary user should care about this relatively new F-O-S-S acronym.
I still remember that sad Ramadan evening, when news of massive killings started coming in. It indeed was terrible and horrific to see what media was showing. Huge number of dead bodies, crying children and women, and injured lying with wounds bleeding and no medication. Though the disaster was over in less than a minute but left behind colossal damages, miseries and sufferings for affected people.
Television and radio broadcasts were suspended yesterday, and back in full-swing again. Meanwhile, bloggers have quickly responded by setting up community sites to let the news out.
In most African countries, the governments have tried all means to ensure certain 'dissident' voices are not heard. Blogging is a new avenue that such voices can be heard
On the first day of the Digital Citizen’s Indaba in Grahamstown, South Africa, Ethan Zukerman asked: “50 million people Style information: This term should not be capitalised. out of a global population of 6 Collins English dictionary ">billionpeople – not exactly representative is it?”
When we went for dinner at the Settlers Monument on September 12, i was surprised to see the "Women in Black".