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Blind people in rural Nigeria get their teeth into job opportunities

KAFANCHAN 13 May 2010 (Kelechi Michaels for Fantsuam Foundation)

Last year, rural non-profit the Fantsuam Foundation trained almost six hundred locals in computing to improve their livelihoods – but only one was a person with physical disabilities. Now incorporating JAWS – a Job Access With Speech screen reader – Fantsuam will open their basic and advanced computer skills classes to people who can’t see.

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Technology linnked to happiness, study reveals

London

According to a new study by the Chartered Institute for IT, women in developing countries, and both sexes with low incomes or poor education, were most influenced emotionally by their access to technology.

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AMARC Asia Pacific Welcomes Approval of Community Radio Licenses in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Kathmandu, April 27, 2010. Asia Pacific Region of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC-Asia Pacific has welcomed the recent decision of the Government of Bangladesh to approve 12 community radio licenses. This is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that community radio licenses have been approved.

Breaking News:Bangladesh: 12 Community Radio have Clearance first time in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic process in decision making and ongoing development effo

Bangladesh is poised to become a model for systematic and sustainable Community Radio

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has organized a conference on ‘Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh’, on 13th April 2010, in BRAC Inn, Dhaka, Bangladesh, supported by USAID/PROGATI. International Expert on community radio from U.S.A.

Copyright or Copyleft - Workshop on Access to Knowledge

Johannesburg

I attended the APC hosted A2K workshop on Wednesday with a bag of expectations. The schedule looked promising, the participants were supposed to come from a wide variety of professions and organisations. I must say most of those expectations were fulfilled – which was a lot thanks to the great facilitation and organisation of the event.

How much energy does one web search expend?

Uruguay

Recent documented studies has shown that computing and networking electricity direct and indirect (air conditioning of data centers represent 50% of the total power supply bill) consumption account for a global warming impact comparable to that of civil aviation. Most of this consumption is linked to the use of the Internet and global powerful applications such as search engines.

Conference on Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is organizing a Conference on Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh with support from USAID/PROGATI project.

The conference would be held on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 at 10:30 AM in BRAC INN, Mohakhali Dhaka.

Calling all readers in the USA: Survey on content filtering in public libraries

NEW YORK 19 March 2010 (Sex Work Awareness for APC)

APC has teamed up with Sex Work Awareness in a study to look at content filtering systems in public libraries with internet access in the United States, with an eye towards reproductive health and sexuality. Find out more and take the survey!

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Bangladesh Pre-Consultation on the 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Asia Pacific (AMARC-AP)

Dhaka

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Bangladesh Pre-Consultation on the 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Asia Pacific (AMARC-AP) Regional Conference

‘With a view to addressing crucial social issues at community level, GoB approved the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008… This policy is one of the most comprehensively written community radio policy in Asia’.

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