In order to bridge the digital divide in Africa, one area that needs attention is imparting of basic literacy skills amongst the majority of the adult population, many of whom cannot read or write.
Jennifer Radloff (APC) and Janine Moolman (WomensNet) traveled to Jordanian Amman to attend the ninth conference of The Association of Community Radio Practitioners AMARC. Their main mission was to organize a workshop on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) and to show to radio people that GEM should be of concern also for their work.
LaborTech, the annual three-day conference on media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the global labour movement, got underway on November 17 2006 in screening videos from India, Japan and Korea.
In a panel entitled “The bosses’ use of technology, outsourcing and worker’s resistance”, in the currently ongoing LaborTech conference in beautiful San Francisco, labour educator Nancy Bupp talked about workplace surveillance in the US.
Open Access in the context
Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India….
I’m writing from San Francisco. Looking out a huge window on Ellis street in the Tenderloin neighbourhood. Cars driving slowly on this Thursday morning, a "The San Francisco Examiner" newspaper box silently waiting to collect quarters, the sky heavy and grey. I’m in the Bay area, on the west coast of the United States, to take part in the LaborTech conference (Nov 17, 18 and 19), the place where labour and technology activists come together.
On the media lists from the US that i am on people are more than aware of al-jazeera’s new channel and the alert to the fact that media channels are opting NOT to distribute it. HOWEVER then i went to progressive media sites www.fair.org, www.thenation.org and www.alternet.org and i did not find ANYTHING on the al-jazeera launch. What’s going on?
A conference of the Association of Community Radio Producers AMARC is currently taking place in Amman. A small APC team is there and, besides other types of involvement, we are organizing a workshop on wireless networking, with the focuse on wireless networks usage by community radios.
Delegates to the Amarc9 conference in Amman, Jordan supported the condemnation of the broadcast suspensions in the DRC. Over 150 delegates signed the petition.