ICT for development

Nobel Peace Prize for “the internet”?

CALGARY 22 July 2010 (LC for APCNews)

Google has launched a world-wide campaign on how the internet can be used for peace in support of the worldwide network’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 on the basis that “the Internet is a powerful tool that promotes freedom of expression, while fostering the global spread of democracy”. Support the nomination by selecting your country and adding your name to the list of supporters, or take part on the debate as to whether the prestigious Nobel Prize should to go the internet and its users or not. APC is a campaign affiliate.

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New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan

Karachi

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

Producing social justice video in Asia? Take the EngageMedia strategic planning survey

JAKARTA 14 July 2010 (EngageMedia for EngageMedia)

EngageMedia has been working hard over the past five years to establish itself as “a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.” Come share with EngageMedia before 6 August what you think of their services and give suggestions on what you think they do best, what they should do more of, and help them create their strategic plan for the next few years.

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APCNoticias 123 – APC sigue haciendo historia

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APCNoticias – 5 de julio de 2010 – año XI – edición número 123
El servicio de noticias de APC sobre internet para la justicia social y el desarrollo sustentable
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“Lo nuevo fue descubrir el poder increíble de la información”, recuerda Roberto Bissio, uno de los

Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program in Bangladesh

Dhaka

A daylong planning workshop titled, “Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program” organized by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) in 1st July 2010 at BNNRC conference room. The event was supported by British Council- Bangladesh and Equal Access- Nepal.

Survey: How has funding changed in the ICT for social change arena?

Survey: How has funding changed in the ICT for social change arena?

MONTREAL (CL for APC) – As part of its Network of networks project for a free and open internet, the APC is conducting a survey to examine how funding is changing within the ICT for social change arena. The survey will also examine the possibilities for creating an annual civil society summit on ICT public policy.

Survey: How has funding changed in the ICT for social change arena?

Survey: How has funding changed in the ICT for social change arena?

MONTREAL (CL for APC) – As part of its Network of networks project for a free and open internet, the APC is conducting a survey to examine how funding is changing within the ICT for social change arena. The survey will also examine the possibilities for creating an annual civil society summit on ICT public policy.

Call for Participation: Conference 2011

Seattle, United States

Call for participation for researchers interested in ICTD, public-access computing, and community informatics. The iConference 2011 will be held from February 8–11, 2011, in Seattle.

ICT Update Issue 55, June 2010: Cooperatives

Netherlands

Working together in a cooperative has many advantages for farmers. Collating their harvested crops means they can sell in bulk, demand better prices and have greater bargaining powers with buyers. Pooling resources also creates the opportunity to buy expensive equipment, such as food-processing and packaging machinery.

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