Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the sex workers they represent, and in their own books.
The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.
From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices.
As the day passed, I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a r
Monitoring spectrum requires expensive instruments with a steep learning curve.
There is an opportunity for stakeholders to lobby for the introduction of TVWS-based solutions while the issues of the digital transition are considered, to ensure that commercial interests do not prevail over the interests of society at large.
Activists should emphasize the need for transparency in the frequencies allocation process.
Spectrum allocated to broadcast television is only partially used. In particular, in developing countries.
Stimulated by the impressive success of WiFi (due mostly to the use of unlicensed – or open spectrum), the IEEE created a working group to address the requirements of a Wireless Regional Area Network. The challenge was to develop a technology suitable for long distance transmission that could be deployed in different countries (each with quite different spectrum allocations).
Although all available spectrum is currently allocated in developed countries, many independent studies have found that the total amount of spectrum in use at any one time in any one place is a tiny fraction of the total.