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Karachi WSF 2006: Commentary by a participant

Karachi, Pakistan

The Forum brought together ordinary citizens to listen to speakers and issues that are the traditional domain of the five star hotels of elite cities. The remarkably tolerant and tangible nature of debate could have been a great learning opportunity for our noisy and irrelevant politicians.

Radio journalism: A REALLY quick and dirty guide

Cambridge, USA

A bunch of us WAM-ers learned how to create a 5 minute radio news piece in just 50 minutes this morning! Sonali Kolhhatkar, host and producer of Uprising, whisked us through the anatomy of a radio news feature and how you put one together.

Sites of resistance: Why our blogs matter

Cambridge, USA

A Guardian article yesterday said that there are 240,000 feminist blogs on the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

. A few of their creators were present on an excellent panel at today's WAM! conference.

48 died and hundreds homeless – FM Radios responsible for disaster

Pakistan

This is horrific tale of two illegal FM Radio stations causing sectarian violence in Khyber Agency, some 40 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of NWFP province in Pakistan.

Making noise, making change: Women journalists get together in Boston this weekend

Montevideo, Uruguay

You know what happens nowadays when you get find yourself on a list you didn't ask to join. You feel your blood pressure rise and you send a restrained yet cutting message to the list-admin person asking to be removed *immediately*. Last year, I started getting messages from a list called [WAM!]. What the F*&&^*^^%&*?? I seethed. Until I started reading the subject lines, and then the mails, and that was it, I was hooked. WAM! has become the one list that I now stop work to read when a new post comes in. And now Erika from the APC Source: APC WNSP website">women's programme

and myself are off to our first ever WAM! conference. We'll be blogging live (we hope!).

Training Workshop on Rural Knowledge Center: How to Get Started and Keep Going in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

For fostering the rural prosperity, all over the developing world a new concept of Rural Knowledge Centers (RKC) has been emerged through which villagers can proceed towards poverty alleviation by increasing their household income. Right at this moment, in Bangladesh not more than 10 such kinds of centers are operating and it of course falls far behind the requirement.

UNESCO's Education for All Programme - Put ICTs into Practice

Pakistan

"Progress towards the EFA goals is steady, but too slow in terms of the target dates, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia, and the Arab States" the report emphasizes...

Knowledge at the heart of central India's rural showcase...

Baramati, India

At the end of the day, the jury may be still out on whether these approaches from the heartland of rural India can be scaled-up and replicated across less-influential political constituencies. But what's happening in Baramati is definitely worth a closer look.

Costly blindspot... FLOSS and ICT4D

Baramati, India

In a vast country the size of India, the left hand doesn't quite know what the right hand is doing in the Handout: ICTs for Development (ICT4D), Multimedia Training Kit (part of APC's ICT policy training curriculum)">ICT4D

fi. Also, very little of India's vast Free Software potential has actually been channelised into this field. Musings from Baramati... home to a recent, ambitious e-agriculture conference.

Airwaves as fertiliser from Asia's "first agri station"

Baramati, India

Welcome to what is being called here Asia's first broadcaster dedicated to the farm

and the field. Farmers are keen on the information radiating via this invisible airwaves, from one of those stations being opened up under India's new drive to license campus-based radio stations.

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