Cultural & linguistic diversity

Time to Establish a Knowledge Commission in Bangladesh


A few months ago, former Indian President eminent scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam visited Bangladesh as a convocation speaker for UITS.

Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language

  • Deadline: 27 August 2009
  • Call for applications: Language Teams
  • Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
  • Project: Localise Software

ICT4Culture: Establishing a coalition Bangladesh Coalition for Cultural Diversity (BCCD)


Establishing a coalition Bangladesh Coalition for Cultural Diversity (BCCD)

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity is adopted by the UNESCO in 2001.

APC Internet Rights Charter now in Esperanto

MONTEVIDEO 9 March 2009 (LC for APCNews)

The Asocio de Verduloj Esperantistaj (AVE), an Esperanto organisation in Germany has translated the APC Internet Rights Charter into Esperanto. This takes the number of languages the charter is available up to twenty. Thanks, AVE!

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Social networking - the new pressure group in India


My Goan colleague Frederick Noronha, a happily-married Indian man, to my surprise recently joined the Facebook group “A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women”.

Can the Commons be Universal? Embracing Linguistic Diversity at Sapporo


iSummit 08iSummit 08This week, free thinkers and open culture activists from around the world will gather in Sapporo, Japan, for the fourth global ICommons ISummit. The Summit will cover many exciting aspects of the Commons and open content movements, including open education, DIY video, and academic research on free culture.

Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC

MONTREAL 17 June 2008 (FD for APCNews)

APC welcomes its new Cambodian member, Open Institute. “We see ourselves as facilitators,” explained Chim Manavy, executive director of the start-up NGO. “We facilitate communication, knowledge-sharing and gender equity through the strategic use of ICT and of the Khmer language”. What this means on the ground, is easy to understand when one takes a look at the track record of OI’s colleagues.

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Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet

Vancouver, Canada

The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets.

Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet


An article posted today on the website reports on the collaborative efforts of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the International Telecommunication Union, and UNESCO to address the multilingualism issue posed by the rapid expansion of the internet.

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