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UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communications for US20 000.00

UNESCO-IPDC (International Programme for the Development of Communication)
“Fostering Media Development.

Senegal: Behind the guise of competitive prices

CALGARY 10 September 2009 (LC for APCNews)

Cybercafés are in decline in Senegal. Too much offer compared to demand because of prices that are still out of reach for the average Senegalese, have resulted in the closure of many of these access points to knowledge and communication, once found around the clock on every street corner in Dakar. The arrival of a much-anticipated new operator, Expresso only led to disappointment – the operator jumped into the mobile telephone market rather than focus on the much-needed fixed telephony and internet sector. As a result, the state-owned operator continues to control basic infrastructure, creating a mere façade of competition among operators.

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Seacom project to increase affordable Internet access in Africa

Deutche Welle, Germany
Seacom project to increase affordable Internet access in Africa
31 August 2009

[...] But price decreases will depend on how much of the network's capacity is used, according to a 2008 study by the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. It found that the full potential of an existing cable connecting western and South Africa to Europe was not used, resulting in smaller price decreases than anticipated.[...]

First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet

Location: 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pacific Regency, Menara Pan Global, Jln Punchak, Off Jln P Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Date and time: 
Aug 7 2009 (All day) - Aug 10 2009 (All day)

EroTICs is a cross-country exploratory research project. This a two-and-a-half year research project taking place from 2008 to 2010 will respond to the question:

Don't miss this chance

The Independent, Uganda
Don't miss this chance
21 July 2009

[…] A 2008 study by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the effects of ownership of the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable (SAT-3/WASC) on the communications markets in Angola, Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal found that the potential of the cable had not been properly exploited. The study found that ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbents, such as MTN and UTL owning shares in EASSy in Uganda, reinforced their market positions.[…]

Re: No Objection Certificate(NOC) from Home Ministry regarding the establishment of 22 Community Radio in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is promoting the advocacy with the government in relations to community radio with other organizations since its emergence.

ICTs and minorities: Deaf students no longer excluded from IT

MERIDA 16 July 2009 (Lourdes Pietrosemoli for EsLaRed)

There aren’t that many options for the deaf in Venezuela, and those who do have full time employment often find it difficult to take time off for other activities like professional courses. But the Cisco Networking Academy found a way to train four men and two women who can not hear, on IT Essentials. This course, an initiative by APC member EsLaRed, was given in Venezuelan sign language and was a great success – not only to those who gained the new skills, but also to the project creators, who believe there is potential to apply the project in other communities worldwide.

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Community Radio Handbook @ the speaker of Bangladesh Parliament,

Dhaka

speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, Advocate Abdul Hamid, was formally given a Community Radio Handbook on Good Governance and Development on 6 April 2009 on behalf of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio

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